Collection

05

The Scream

Qr Code

original title

Der Schrei der Natur -The Scream of Nature- Skrik in Norwegian

The artwork

date

1893

details

Oil, tempera, pastel and crayon on cardboard

Expressionism
Painting
91 cm x 73,5 cm

Links

The artist

Edvard Munch

December 12, 1863

Norwegian

Where to see it

The Munch Museum

"I don’t believe in an art that is not born out of man’s need to open his heart."
Edvard Munch

Why we love it

This is Edvard Munch’s most iconic work of art, who made different versions of it over the years, but in reality, “The Scream” does not scream, as it has been thought for many years.

It seems that the protagonist of the painting is reacting to a scream, the figure is listening to the scream and covers his ears instead.
Munch made clear what was happening in a German inscription and in a black and white lithograph, where Munch noted with the words: “I felt the great cry in all of nature.”
Today we can see our planet screaming if we don’t act here and now.

This is just our small contribution, your curiosity can do the rest.

Stories

Right here, right now.

“I was walking along a path 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.” Edvard Munch. Nature is screaming, we have to ACT NOW! Greta Thunberg X Fat Boy Slim – Right Here, Right Now. Enjoy video here.

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