[thechat] Art Trivia Question

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Fri Jul 18 13:33:35 CDT 2003

On Friday, July 18, 2003, at 06:45  pm, Tony Crockford wrote:

>> C'mon Reg that's not fair man! I love that painting ... but there's
>> no directional context.
> "I was out walking with two friends - the sun began to set - suddenly
> the sky turned blood-red - I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on a
> fence - there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord
> and the city - my friends walked on, and there I still stood, trembling
> with fear - and I sensed an endless scream passing through nature." -
> Here the painter of The Scream, Edvard Munch, provides us with the
> insight into the inspiration for one of his most prolific works, in a
> poetic and chilling anecdote.
> I'd say the red sky *behind* the principal character provides
> significant context.

Time of year and latitude are also significant...

rn, the sun sets kinda northwestish from here - and depending on which 
shoulder it's seen over, it could be either of 2 of the compass points.


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