Thursday, January 8, 2015
Last night I was talking with my students about their favorite works of art. Several of my students chose Edvard Munch's The Scream (click here to see the piece and even read what Munch wrote about it) . Most of my students jokingly related to the intensity of emotion they felt at the start of a new semester and I can certainly relate. All jokes aside though, I feel like people reveal so much about themselves through their likes and dislikes. Books are the same, but for some reason I believe that even more can be learned about a person through their very favorite works of art.
I suppose art professionals have a more difficult time with this matter as we tend to have favorite movements or works from different people, styles, etc. I think I could choose a different favorite work for each day of my life.
How do you feel about art? Do you have a favorite piece? Want me to see if I can read you through the work you choose?
Posted by Maria Rose at Thursday, January 08, 2015