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The Scream

1893 expressionist painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.

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A Quick Tip by Count_Orlok_22

  • Nov 26, 2009
My absolute favorite work of art... EVER! It's like a manifestation of all my inner turmoil and anguish brought to life in beautiful colors.
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Quick Tip by . April 03, 2010
My absolute favorite painting of all time! It quite literally screams out waves of anguish & despair. A masterpiece!
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The Scream (Norwegian: Skrik; created in 1893–1910) is the title of expressionist paintings and prints in a series by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, showing an agonized figure against a blood red sky. The landscape in the background is Oslofjord, viewed from the hill of Ekeberg, in Oslo (then Kristiania), Norway.

Edvard Munch created several versions of The Scream in various media. The Munch Museum holds one of two painted versions (1910, see gallery) and one pastel. The National Gallery of Norway holds the other painted version (1893, shown to right). A fourth version, in pastel, is owned by Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen. Munch also created a lithograph of the image in 1895.

The Scream has been the target of several high-profile art thefts. In 1994, the version in the National Gallery was stolen. It was recovered several months later. In 2004, The Scream and Madonna were stolen from the Munch Museum. Both paintings were recovered in 2006. They had sustained some damage and went back on display in May 2008, after undergoing restoration.
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