By the end of the week, I will officially be halfway through this independent study, a fact that brings me melancholy and pride in equal measures. I am sad that it will be over, but I am glad to have done this.
I have learned quite a bit about Norwegian Romantic music and Norwegian politics from the 1810s-1820s, and am excited to go further into both Norwegian Romantic Art and Norwegian politics around its independence. I have learned that being able to connect to the matter of my study helps strengthen my learning and I am excited to introduce some of my own art into this project. While some of my discoveries have led to posts being delayed, I am still glad that such discoveries occurred. I believe that what I have learned about Ole Bull has currently proven to be the most important part of my study so far, though I doubt and have no desire that it will remain so.