“The Scream” has to be one of the world’s most recognizable paintings. First created in 1893, Edvard Munch actually crafted several different versions of this work over the following years in oil, pastel, tempera and as a lithograph. In recalling the genesis of the piece, Munch said that he had been out for a walk at sunset when suddenly the setting sunlight turned the clouds ‘a blood red’. He sensed an ‘infinite scream passing through nature.”
Munch’s life primed him to create this iconic painting.
Watch this Moment in Art History to learn more about “The Scream” and the life of Edvard Munch.
I would love to hear your impressions of the scream. How do you feel about this painting? Have you seen one of the versions Munch created in person? What impact has it had on you?
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