Edvard Munch: Discover Something New

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Hello —

Today, I learned something new and thought I would share. I have had a vision of sorts, a flash of an image came into my thoughts. This flash lead me to search the internet and this is the image.

Edvard Munch: The Scream. Tempera and oil on unprimed cardboard, 1910? Photo: Munchmuseet.

This piece of artwork is one of the world’s most famous and a universal symbol of anxiety. I honestly thought this artwork was done by Vincent Van Gogh, I stand corrected…it is by Edvard Munch.

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SCREAM

1. THERE ARE SEVERAL VERSIONS OF THE SCREAM

4 of the museum’s versions of Edvard Munch’s The Scream: A painting with tempera and oil on unprimed cardboard, probably from 1910, a drawing version with crayon from 1893 and 2 of the museum’s 6 lithographs from 1895, the one to the left a hand-coloured version.

2. THE SCREAM IS A RIDDLE

Edvard Munch: Three sketches for The Scream. Pen (ink), pencil, 1895. Photo © Munchmuseet

3. THE SCREAM IS ALSO A TEXT

From Edvard Munch’s sketchbooks: Left: Despair, with version of The Scream text. Coal, oil, 1892 (probable).Right: Handwritten text. “I was walking along the road with two friends”. Watercolor, circa 1930. Photo © Munchmuseet

4. THE SCREAM NEEDS TO BE CARED FOR

Microfading of The Scream. Photo: Tomasz Łojewski

5. THE SCREAM HAS A DOUBLE-LIFE

This piece of art and its distinctive gesture is generally understood as an expression of horror. This makes it easily employable for all sorts of visual communication, ranging from topical caricatures in mass media to personal messages in emoji sign language.

Please click here for the entire article:

https://www.munchmuseet.no/en/the-collection/5-things-you-should-know-about-the-scream/

Additional information:

EDVARD MUNCH’S LIFE 1863-1944

https://www.munchmuseet.no/en/edvard-munch/edvard-munch-timeline/

10 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT EDVARD MUNCH

https://www.munchmuseet.no/en/edvard-munch/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-edvard-munch/

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you learned something new today. I appreciate your support. Below is a new favorite of mine as of today by Edvard Munch. (1902 – 1916: REBORN)

Edvard Munch: The Sun, 1910–11. Oil on canvas. Photo © Munchmuseet.

“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”
~ Revelation 7:9-10 (NIV)
~

~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.

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