# Why is ekphrasis important?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 28, 2017

It gives a very vivid image and conveys the idea that what is described is real

#### Explanation:

The ekphasis is a notion coined by Plato who denounced Xeuxis since the latter painted fruits that looked so real that birds confused its representations with reality. Any representation that strikingly sounds real is therefore called an ekphrasis.