Yesterday my host family and I took a road trip to Aarhus in Western Denmark to see the new Edward Munch exhibit at the museum in Aarhus. I had been to the museum with Architecture & Design students last semester, but it was great to see it again – and to see Munch’s work. He was a brilliant and depressed man (read more about him here) known around the world for “The Scream” (which I saw in Oslo back in August!). Walking around in Danish/Icelandic Artist Olafur Eliasson’s “Your Rainbow Panorama” again was great too (cold, but great). Apparently it’s suppose to be a colored representation of Dante’s Divine Comedy and the connection between heaven and hell. Sure, why not.
Also, started school this past Thursday, and have school yet again tomorrow where I will begin my Watercolor class. I’m nervous and excited for this semester. A lot of new territory will be covered: watercolor painting, sketching buildings for Architecture, studying the history of textile and pattern design in Scandinavia, and so much more. Although the majority of my first semester friends are gone – miss you guys – I’m excited to start making friends with the new kids.
Other exciting news: I’ve been going to the gym everyday (ok, almost everyday), got my iPhone to sport a Danish sim (3G I MISSED YOU SO MUCH) and have been reading (and am almost done with) my first Scandinavian Crime Fiction novel “Jar City” by Arnaldur Indriðason.
Until next time.