28 February 2010
The Scream.....an engaging & evocative piece of art!!!!
The painting depicts an agonised figure wailing against a blood red sky. The landscape is from Oslofjord, Norway. Concerning the image, Munch wrote: "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."
The reason this painting has attained a cult status could be that people have identified & empathised with the emotions in the painting, that being of raw pain & agony.
The painting has also been used in many movies, commercials, cartoons like the 'Simpsons' & has also been the focus of repeated thefts due to the public's fascination with it.
Posted by Charmaine D'souza