Munch Norway (born and died) 1863-1944 Art movement: Expressionism, Symbolism, Modern Art Painter and printmaker Mental illness in family Legacy: Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway
The Scream Four versions: 1. Crayon 1893 2. Tempera 1893 (stolen and recovered in 1994) 3. Pastel 1895 (sold for $120 million) in 2012 4. Tempera 1910 (stolen in 2004. Found in 2006) Several lithographs as well. Original works of art can be printed and reproduced.
Style & Meaning Bright, exaggerated colors Simplistic figures and shapes Honest, ugly glimpse of his illness. Shows anxiety. Focused on personal meaning than on technical skills.
"I was walking down the road with two friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned as red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence, feeling unspeakably tired. Tongues of fire and blood stretched over the bluish black fjord. My friends went on walking, while I lagged behind, shivering with fear. Then I heard the enormous, infinite scream of nature.”