Edvard Munch

This painting, usually called The Scream, said to represent the skies of Norway after the cataclysmic volcanic eruption of Krakatoa in 1883-4.

Although some scholars dispute this, I like to believe this explanation because the Krakatoa eruption is extremely interesting to me, and from what I have read about the colours of skies during that year, the explanation is entirely plausible.

In a page in his diary headed Nice 22.01.1892, Munch described his inspiration for the image as:

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.
Read more about the painting here, and Krakatoa here.

Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature), 1893

Oil, tempera and pastel on cardboard

 

Oren Eliav

Bell, 2010

Oil on Canvas, 150 x 150cm

Artist Bram

Found him on Flickr.

Craving , 2011

Acrylic on canvas

40cm x 50cm

Pomegranates

Jeffrey T.Larson is an American artist. I love his still lifes. They are almost hyperrealistic without looking like photographs. Visit his website here. You will not be disappointed.

Pomegranates
Oil On Panel
8 x 10
2007

Raphael Robic

Le Centenaire, 2007
Acrylic on Canvas, 27.37″ h x 27.37″ w

Gerald Leslie Brockhurst

 

I love her expression. 

Ophelia

c. 1937, Oil on canvas

 

 

Sarah Adams

Gulley: Low Light, 2007

oil on board 12 x 12″


Spring Tide I, 2007

oil on linen 60 x 140 cm

Julius LeBlanc Stewart (1855-1919)

After The Ball
Oil on panel
1877
67.9 x 100.3 cm

Yeats

Portrait of William Butler Yeats, 1908  by John Singer Sargent, pencil, 9 x 6 in.

 

 

The Grand Canal, Venice

J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851, English)

The Grand Canal, Venice, 1835

Oil on canvas,

91.4 x 122.2 cm