What does "ekphrastic" mean?

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Oct 6, 2016

A literary description on a visual work of art.


It is an often dramatic, verbal description of a visual work of art, whether real or imagined.

According to the Poetry Foundation, "An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art"

It is usually considered to be a rhetorical device in which a medium of art tries to relate to another medium by defining and describing its essence and form, which in doing so, relate more directly to the audience.