The Scream

19 Jun 2019 Share:  
The Scream

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The painting of "The Scream" inspired me, because of its background story. One of my for forefathers J.F. Pieper who traveled to the Dutch Indies (Indonesia) the year the Krakatoa erupted in 1883. This must have been a crazy year for him and the world around him. Some claim the painting is inspired by this event.

On pinterest I created a board with a collection of varations also inspired by this painting, enjoy!

This is what Wikipedia tells about the painting:

The Scream is the popular name given to a composition created by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch in 1893.

In his diary in an entry headed "Nice 22 January 1892", Munch wrote: I was walking along the road 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.

He later described his inspiration for the image:

One evening I was walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord below. I felt tired and ill. I stopped and looked out over the fjord—the sun was setting, and the clouds turning blood red. I sensed a scream passing through nature; it seemed to me that I heard the scream. I painted this picture, painted the clouds as actual blood. The color shrieked. This became The Scream.

Among theories advanced to account for the reddish sky in the background is the artist's memory of the effects of the powerful volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, which deeply tinted sunset skies red in parts of the Western hemisphere for months during 1883 and 1884, about a decade before Munch painted The Scream.

Source: Wikipedia

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