This idea came into my head a few minutes ago as I remembered something a coworker and I talked about earlier today. I was finally asked why I had the wallpaper I did. It was the first time I was asked this question in recent memory and I wanted to give them the full answer but it was my lunchbreak son. But a nigga aint got time to be shelling out his universal perceptions over egg salad. So I just told them I thought it looked cool. And while that was true, the real reasons were surfacing and gnawed at my fucking head. So i got to thinking about having a certain peice of art identify your own modern tome of information and what that really means. A background on your lock screen is the easiest thing someone can identify your phone with besides a case. Lots of people keep stock images or a sunrise or pics of the family as the background but I am interested in what the culturally advanced and diverse people of SRK’s GD have.
I guess I’ll start with mine:
[spoiler=] The Agnew Clinic by Thomas Eakins
This was a comission by the students of the University of Pennsylvania to honor the surgeon & professor David Hayes Agnew. I’m sure having an 1880s lecture in Gross Anatomy isn’t a very standard thing to drape over your phone screen but I think I was subconsciously much more intrigued by the reaction of the students in the background. I do not get queezy around blood. I work in a hospital when I am away from school where the stuff can splatter on a gurney and all over the sheets. I have to walk past a morgue almost everyday and today I was in a supervisor’s office who had paper tags reading “AUTOPSY REQUIRED” ready to be handed out amongst the cadavers. The students yawning at the sight of such an operation might be something I relate to much more than I have previously thought, now that I am writing this out. They were actually the first thing I noticed about this piece. The next thing was the hands of Dr. Agnew. After reading up on this painting I found out he requested not to have blood on him. This was probably in regards to Eakins’ earlier painting “The Gross Clinic” which was much more gory and unsanitary in comparison. But being a surgeon you can’t be spotless, so little splatters are shown on Dr. Agnew’s gown, his hands, and the scalpel as he is lecturing. I think I relate this to most authority figures as they can act as clean and dignified as can be, that still doesn’t change the fact I can see blood on their hands. At the same time, seeing the bad in others doesn’t really shock me either.
Im positive I can delve more into this if people are actually interested. But im a little worn knocking this whole post out in one take (on mobile at that). Hell, im down for sharing MBTI’s and see where the thread can go (I dont think it belongs in IMM).
I hope I dont just have too much faith in you guys as I know for some of you having a random broad or a pair of boobies is probably most likely, and that’s perfectly okay. But if anyone else as a painting of a historical event, a meaningful photo, or an awesome landscape I would love to see it. Or just take this as a nightly rambling of a crazy person and move along…or go ahead and analyze a fat ass. :tup: