Posted by jenna on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 6:11am.
You can get some ideas about the background and interpretations of each painting by Googling the following subjects together:
painting interpretation "(painting title)"
Doing this with "Mona Lisa" as the title, I got this and many other articles:
Be careful to avoid plagiarism!
Great site from DrWLS. Be sure to scroll down and read the section called The Smile. It should give you some ideas for writing a story about this painting.
To write a story, you need to follow the basics of a plot outline, no matter how short or long the story is. Here are the basics:
Read and follow the ideas in Freytag's Analysis here.
Let us know what you come up with if you'd like feedback from the tutors here.
A good story to write would be "why"...
Why is St. George fighting that dragon?
Why is Mona Lisa smiling?
Why was Venus born?
This will give you room for your imagination, plus doing a little research about the topic... and I think, it would be fun.
P.S. Just to add to GuruBlue's suggestion. Anytime you want to write a story, don't forget the interrogative words: who, what, why, when, how, etc.
thanks for your help but im sorry im still stuck i don`t understand how to start the story off. ive got to write about what i think is happening in the paintings ive looked on the sites everyone has been kind enough to find .
its the mona lisa and the michaelangelo im struggling with. im sorry to be a pain .
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