Art Inspires Storytelling

In her recent TED Talk, creative writer Tracy Chevalier describes how she selects and analyses paintings, asking herself questions and using intuition to imagine a story behind the art. Her best selling novel Girl with a Pearl Earring (also made into a movie) was inspired by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s masterworks Girl with a Pearl Earring.

ImagePeople love a good story. Chevalier believes it’s “within our DNA” and that stories help us make sense of the world. Some of the most loved art is a mystery and leaves room for people to create their own story.

Not everything has to be explained or literally translated for us. Leaving space for a little imagination gives people the chance to connect, create and conclude for themselves.

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