Whoa, it’s been a while since I last updated! Things have been crazy lately partly because I’ve been sick, but mostly because this semester is coming to a close.
Next week is finals, so last week was spent trying to cram in an entire semester’s worth of material into my small brain…. and this week is going to be spent cramming even MORE stuff not to mention finish all those projects i had the entire semester to do but haven’t started.
In short: I am awesome at procrastinating.
I decided I’m going to start posting about art. Since I don’t have much time to type out a long rambling post, why not start with the art-sharing NOW?
I’m going to start with a very famous painting that almost everyone knows
The Scream (also called The Shriek or The Cry)
It was painted in 1893 by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (pronounced “moo-nk”)
The crazy sky painted in the background was probably because a powerful volcano had recently erupted and the ash left the sky with a tint of red for a few months.
In Munch’s diary he wrote about where the inspiration came from:
“I was walking along a path with two friends—the sun was setting—suddenly the sky turned blood red—I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence—there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city—my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety—and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.”