E. Munch – The Scream (1893-1910)

The Scream – The Scream of the Nature
Edvard Munch (Norway), 1863-1944.

The Scream is another icon of modern culture. It consists of four different paintings of the same scenario painted in oil, tempera, pastel and cardboard, being the oil version the most popular. The inspiration to paint these works came to Munch while walking along a path. Later, he wrote a poem out of a part of the diary that described it.

I was walking along the road with two friends
the sun was setting
suddenly the sky turned blood red
I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence
there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city
my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety
and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.

The Scream

The three other versions of the painting can be found here.

 

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