Monday, June 17, 2013
Mona Lisa: Literary Metaphor
Rather than the size of the painting, though, I think she deserves to be looked at for another reason. She is symbolically lovely from a literary standpoint. She's approachable, mysterious, and there's more to her than originally meets the eye. That seems like a perfect recipe for a good book!
I also love the sfumato (shadowy setting) behind her. It serves to remind that the setting of a story is important, but that the characters should take center stage.
My best to you all,