Monday, August 23, 2010

The Scream

“ 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. „

—Edvard Munch

It is theoried that Edvard Munch got the iconic image of the "being" in his painting The Scream from viewing a Peruvian mummy that was on tour at a museum in Paris at the time. Also, astronomers assert that the painting must have been inspired by an 1883 event: the eruption of Krakatoa, which turned the skies of most of Europe an orangy/hazy hue. In addition to picking up the knowledge I just dropped, you can pick up these earrings as well...

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