La Giaconda is bound to inspire some interesting and divergent approaches, n'est-ce pas? Merci, Willow
Thanks, Tess, I went with a lighter mood this week, great image, looking forward to reading the others.
this is cool..
Got me wondering all over again. Thank you Tess!
More playtime for me! LOL
Yea! Love telling a story of famous works!
ah the ever illusive Mona Lisa- it'll be interesting to see what everyone comes up with! Thanks Tess!
This will be interesting!
never woulda thought...
WHY was she known as the lady with the smile?
A great choice!
Kept hearing a song in my head for this one! Imagine a jangling guitar and a pop rock type song.http://lolamousedroppings.blogspot.com/2011/03/lisa.html
Mother Sea called to me...
Ah sweet mystery of art .........
Ha! Quite simply irresistible.
I had to write to her - and now, she is a part of the Upper La Cresta Sojourn - a book lenth poem I am writing today (in one day a la Bernadette Mayer.) My Poem for today.
She is so "Inscrutable"
A fun one!
This one had me stumped for a few hours.
Something a little light-hearted, this week.
I wasn't sure how to treat this one; I thought I'd pass and then I had an idea.Most of your prompts do that to me.
I'm in this week, Tess. Your prompts go from the unusual and quirky to the hyper and hyped arch-famous.
I like this prompt...written long ago
On our way to Italy and lots of art we have studied for years... a strange experience alwayswhen the real thing is less imposing than the printed image.
Every man has thought of this at some time....
Couldn't resist: I re-posted a lighthearted essay from my other blog last year about dear Mona... Rick
This one lept out of my mind onto the post...
Her smile brings out the best in me!
With Cad I have to disagree.Her smile brings out the worst in me!
nice prompt.. I'm smiling :)
At first I thought I wouldn't be able to do a thing with her... but then I had an idea...
I took one look and said, I'll read others; nottouching this one. Thanks for posting.
Had fun with this. It took me a while. Hope no one takes offense as if having a child or loving a man is the only way ... oh well, not supposed to explain. Let the piece speak for itself.
She's fascinating, isn't she. I had one--now up with an extra "squinch."
The first of mine is up whilst I work on the serious one!!
What fun this prompt is. The MonaLoser.
Extended by popular request . . .
Nice choice :) :)
Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this one! Fun idea!
I hope a limerick counts as poetry, otherwise this could be my first and last attempt at 'culchur'!
Another great one Tess... thank you.
My post is up! :)Sorry, I posted the wrong link the first time around..That's why two links. Hope that's fine. :)
i haven't written a magpie tale for a while - what a great way to spend my morning!
The hecticness of life continues to conspire against me, but this painting reminded me of a short piece featuring a painting that I wrote a while back that was first published on The Pygmy Giant website about six months back.
Love this one Tess! :-)
Caveat: my piece is an emotionally brutal/nasty experience, with tone-consistent characters and language.In short, if you have tender sensibilities, it might be best if you don't read it.
I'm (finally) back!
I've a humorous streak, this very week (not like me...*ahem*) Ah, Mona....
... behind that smile. how fun! thanks Tess!
A short one from me this week :)
I am so thankful that you published her picture. I read a little about Lisa del Giocondo and am so glad I did. I see her totally different. I just love her now. Thank you!
Cool prompt. It inspired me this week. :)
Hi Tess, I have just posted a second one this week, a continuation of Magpie 57, The Saving of Sobul. I hope this is okay.
Wow! ooer.. I'll have a thunk.
I thought I had an original idea until I googled it and found that in Feb 2011 someone made a claim that his model was a man.
Not a man, Sukipoet, but decidedly peculiar!
I have put up another one!! I think I prefer the first...............
Better late than never...bkm
Many thanks for another great steer, now smiling at you from my blog.
Now I can hope to have the last word! Heh!
Well Whadyaknow!? I got something finished after all. A teensy bit of a contrast from the first one :)
This is cool! I'll definitely do this more!! When I first found this, I didn't know it changed...then I came back later and there was something new! So cool!Love,Kitty
I'm still learning this, but it is cool!
I'm happy that I found this and enjoyed it immensely. Thanks!