Thursday, January 6, 2011

Abnormal Art...Isn't it Beautiful.

Question: What picture grabs your attention more?

The beautiful sunset of Claude Monet

Or the expressionist painting of Edvard Munch

Exactly. And that is why I like abnormal art. It can be expressionist, gothic, etc...anything but pointillism is probably decent enough. There’s something about an abnormal pictures that stays in your mind longer and makes you stop and think, what the heck is going on? Art is to be admired, but it is also to be pondered. Sunsets are beautiful, but yeah, it’s just a sunset.

It’s like reading a story by Edgar Allen Poe. It psychologically says, let’s go deeper.

I've always liked The Scream. I think it's beautiful. More so than the sunset or any other pretty picture people come up with.

Here's a quote from the author of 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."



  1. Hi Leanne, I read your mom's blog, and just clicked on yours for the first time. I am 51, so you may think I am too old to relate to you, but here goes: I also really liked being single. I liked the fun time in my life when I was a young adult, no major responsibilities, and I liked having female friends and doing fun things with them. We would go out to eat, to shows, take small trips, stuff like that.
    I also grew up with a mom who married four times that I know of, and I just saw one horrible marriage after another, so I had no interest in following in those footsteps. I decided that unless I met a guy I was absolutely sure I could stay married to, I would much rather stay single. I didn't meet the right guy until I was 29. We have been married for 20 years and have 2 teenage daughters.
    You are only 19. Have fun, take some time to get to really know who you are and what you want your life to be. Lynne in MD

  2. Art is truly an amazing word, it covers such a wide range of things. Art is in my opinion defined not by words but by sole creations of various people. You can take something as plane as a sunset but turn it into something with a meaning that may not be known to anyone but the artist themselves. I love art, it is a wonderful thing!

    Great post Leanne!

  3. Lynne, thank you for your comment! Lately, I have been constantly surprised and delighted by the older people I've talked to who share their thoughts and perspective.

    Your comment was something that I needed to hear! :) I liked your choice to stay single until you met a worth while man...which you did! I am sorry you watched your mother and her experiences. That could not have been easy to watch.

    I'm going to try and stay focused on my school and having fun in between!

  4. Makayla, yes! Art is truly an amazing world! And seen as you've started painting I can totally respect your opinion as a painter (not that I wouldn't even if you hadn't painted, lol)

  5. I don't even know though... They kind of both grab my attention lol The Monet piece beacause of its vivid color splash and these are the kind of colors I like in art, and the Munch piece because of this facial expression that is most definately expressive enough.

  6. Well, I suppose they both became master pieces for a reason! :) LOL, I don't like vivid colors so that could have something to do with it. Yeah, the facial expression...someone said it represented depersonalization and that I find interesting.