The Scream

The Scream

The scream was painted by Edvard Munch, an expressionist Norwegian artist in 1893. Der Schrei der Natur, which means The Scream of Nature, was the origional name Munch gave to the painting. The Scream is the combination of psychology and art. The art echoes and portrays a sense of loneliness, anxiety, and alienation. ”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.” This is the poem that relates to the painting, and gave Munch the inspiration for the painting.

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