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Art as Inspiration

My friend BOB posted 5 famous paintings and concocted movie loglines to go with them.

Finding stories in paintings, surrounding paintings, and about paintings is popular in mainstream fiction lately, e.g., The World to Come by Dara Horn, Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier, Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland. It’s a hot trend that may be seeing its end soon, but I’m sure if you cranked out a good story in the genre you would find a publisher pronto.
Readers like fiction that makes them feel smarter.

My friend Bob says 5 Paintings, 5 Movies is a meme in the art blog world (what would I know?) He has some links to other art geeks’
versions too. Go
check it out; it’s pretty funny.