Short definition? Writing about a piece of art. Picked it up from from a (client) (link) (referral) (I don't know).
They liked the Greek-derived version, better, spelled differently: ekphrasis.
Weird, couldn’t find the definition in a literature handbook.
The term applies, in a variety of definitions, to “Writing about a piece of art,” and that’s part of what my online-journal (weblog, blog, &c.) is for.
Where I have the fun, writing about what I saw when I was taking a picture, for example.
There are some images that are thoughtfully framed, then post-production massaged for hues, saturation, color-correction, whatever seems to amuse me.
Other images are pretty raw, and for the last half-dozen years, mostly from phone cameras.
Like the Terms of Service suggests, “It varies.”
It’s the writing about — usually — a visual piece of art. Like that? makes it more amusing, but then, there will always be days, when no explanation is due.