Fantastic! Time travel back to Parisian Life through Renoir’s Masterpiece!
The painting expresses a carefree happy moment in this young couples romance. They dance together lightly, and the woman’s attire suggest a feeling of springtime. They are engrossed in the music and look at each other as they dance. The movement is light and the background table suggests they have been dining outside. The fallen hat suggests to me, the man is enjoying himself so much, he doesn’t even bother to pick up his.
The painting can be seen at Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France.
One of the gems of “Blog” type sites, is that you can speak your mind. This is not Twitter, Facebook, or Match.com, you don’t have to impress anyone. It is a place to express your Real opinions, the Real you. Don’t fluff the truth, or avoid topics that are controversial. You can’t imagine how many articles I have read, that have helped me, because someone had the courage to share their story. As embarrassing or horrible as you might think it is, I guarantee millions of others have been there or Need your experience to get them through.
I decided to write about speaking the truth today because as I was watching the news today and I realized so many issues are a result of people not speaking the truth. Everyone wants to please everybody, and we create this false ‘Truth’ that destroys people.
If you have a opinion, there is someone out there who needs to hear it. Politically correct, or socially acceptable is not necessary, speak the truth. The discussion between, agreeing or not agreeing has been one of my favorite things about WordPress. It makes me think, and I feel closer to people more than I have ever felt. The rawness and realness is refreshing, and the more people that share their “demons” or truths, the closer we will all get to a deeper understanding of each other.
As the social media network continues to take over the world, we as ‘real’ people are rapidly becoming instinct. The question seems to be, how fake can we be? Whether it be the 42,000 facebook friends, fake eyelashes, fake hair, fake nails, fake resume, we do everything in our power to cover up who we really are. The sad thing is, we feel we have to or we cannot compete. The strive for perfection, has moved the bar very high, and if you are genuine and real you will get left behind.
In all this ‘fake”ness it is no surprise that love is also affected. Finding love is more confusing today, than ever. Who are you? The “social media” YOU is confusing everyone around you. For example, when you post a sexy photo of yourself partying, it is portraying you as someone you might not be. An innocent picture could be read in a million different ways, and whether it is intentional or not, you are creating an “Image” that is Biased. It is the equivalent, of reading about movie stars in magazines, it is just a snip it of their lives, but it creates a very profound image of who people think you are. Rather than getting to know you the old fashion way, people are now skipping this step and judging you by what you put out there. Human insecurities will create a desire to be something you are not, leading you to represent yourself as someone else. The world needs the real YOU, but nobody will ever know that person because your Facebook profile says something else.
Sometimes, I feel suffocated by social media. It makes it very difficult to not snoop around in useless information, or to focus on yourself. It works exactly like junk food. A wonderful quick fix, addictive, sometimes regretful, and definitely makes you feel fat.
But what can you do? This is how our world functions now. Not having it would outcast you. For myself, I constantly remind myself to not care what people think about me. Care about what you think first, and then your loved ones, everyone else does not matter. I also have one day a week where I wear no make up, and I do my errands. You can’t imagine how important it is to remain confident without make up. Be all natural, it is therapeutic! Also be sure you are spending more time in person with friends and loved ones. It is so easy nowadays to stay in contact through, skype, facetime, messenger, nobody seems to actually meet up. Whatever the case, please stay ‘real’. Living in a world of masked faced zombies texting on their iphone 24/7 is creepy.
Top 20 things I believe in. What Do you Believe?
1. I believe Love makes you CRAZY!
2. I believe my future lies in France! 🙂
3. I believe bread and pasta makes me fat.
4. I believe the loudest noise is SILENCE!!!
5. I believe everyone has seeds of good and evil, and it is a choice to which you Grow.
6. I believe Nutella makes everything taste better.
7. I believe in Santa… 😉 don’t judge me.
8. I believe the only way for universal change is through LOVE.
9. i believe nothing is more powerful than love.
10. I believe saying nice things makes you prettier.
11. I believe pink makes everything sweeter.
12. I believe Art picks ups where words stop.
13. I believe pain creates wisdom.
14. I believe everything in life is a lesson.
15. I believe we are all a bit lonely.
16. I believe we should always use our brain. There is a lot of false propaganda.
17. I believe in angels, on and off Earth.
18. I believe in Karma.
19. I believe I will never master the Rubix Cube
20. I believe I am a good person. 🙂
The “Scream” is the most famous painting of Edvard Munch. Aesthetically this painting is not in my taste, but the emotion that it expresses speaks volumes to me. I actually can relate so much to Munch. He grew up in a very strict family, with fear as tool of obedience. It was no surprise to me, this painting the “Scream” was a direct result to a broken Heart. His first love, was actually his sister in-law (no blood relation) who was married, and she left him for someone else. She was the love of his life, and several of his paintings depicted the torture he endured by loving her.
The interesting thing about this painting is, at first glance you would assume the center character is the one screaming. However, this is not so, the character is actually in sheer horror due to the scream of nature. The bright red colors and swirls of movement represent the nature at its cruelest. Notice the two people in the background behave like nothing is wrong in the background. For me this clear evidence, the Scream he speaks of is that of SILENCE. I know this, because I have felt this before at my lowest. Lost love is all about silence. You can no longer speak, you must be silent, you can no longer hear their voice because they are silent, you are breaking inside, but all you hear is SILENCE. It is like being the walking dead. Nobody around you can hear this cry, but you can. You feel you have gone half mad, and yet the world around you ,moves on peacefully. Munch powerfully depicts a person at their breaking moment, it is unfortunate such a deep painting has turned so commercial.