The Scream by Edward Munch

Edward Munch

Edward Munch (12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944) was born in Ådalsbruk, Løten, Norway. He inherited a mental condition. His friend and nihilist Hans Jæger motivated Munch to express his mental state through art. Munch did and this brought the specific style and feeling that can be found in the paintings.
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The Scream

The best known work from Edward Munch, The Scream, is one of the most iconic images in the world of art. In the years  1893-1910 Munch created two painted versions, made two in pastels, and created a number of prints.
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Inspiration

In 1892 Munch wrote his inspiration for "The Scream" in his diary:

"One evening I was walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord below. I felt tired and ill. I stopped and looked out over the fjord—the sun was setting, and the clouds turning blood red. I sensed a scream passing through nature; it seemed to me that I heard the scream. I painted this picture, painted the clouds as actual blood. The color shrieked. This became The Scream"

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