What is it about sad songs? That they say so much?
Il Dulce Suono is the infamous, heartwrenching, soul-stirring aria from the Mad Scene of the Lucia De Lammermoor opera, sung best by Maria Callas (listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/6UNmJRNp0IKdSOo4F4Uqz7?si=Bn0OtVUbRAuQbjzadFEUQw) and also by the blue lady in the movie The Fifth Element. I played it on repeat while studying real chicken hearts. Muscly little things. The whole song, but especially the end, makes my heart bleed out of my chest. It's one of my FAVorites.
15 3/4" x 11 3/4", acrylic and oil on wood