When you look at any painting your head is constantly looking for a meaning behind it. However, art is hard to explain, and even the artist may not know why he did one thing or another. The problem is that art is like the artist’s soul – wide and often unexplained.
Nevertheless, people always try to explain artworks – some are known while others are still discussed. For example, Edvard Munch described his inspiration for his famous painting “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.”
“The Son of Man”