Tim Skirven


Artwork by: Tim Skirven / Inspired by Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor

Schumann’s complex and interesting lifetime of love and mental illness lead the inspiration for this piece. I created the background pattern in a stream-of-consciousness style while listening to the three parts of the concerto. The flower above his head is a Cherry Plum flower, a symbol of general depression that has an essence which is said to actually “heal” depression. In the background pattern, there is an image of Clara, his wife, who supported him throughout the writing of the concerto and seemed to be a positive force in his work.

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