I’ve had a lot of requests for Edvard Munch’s famous picture, “The Scream”. Here’s my version, but in all my tampering with great art, I don’t ever mean to cheapen the originals, or the artist’s meanings. Here is a very interesting article on this painting’s background, and I quote a portion below…
“It is one of the three works of art most frequently parodied in advertisements and cartoons (the other two are Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Michelangelo’s David.
In August 2004 the picture was in the news again after one version of it – Munch created four in total – was stolen in broad daylight from the Munch Museum in Oslo. The Scream is an irresistable trophy to art thieves. Another version was stolen in the early 1990s and recovered after an elaborate sting operation by Norwegian police and Scotland Yard.
Munch wrote ‘I was out walking with two friends. The sun began to set. I felt a breath of melancholy. Suddenly the sky turned blood-red. I paused, deathly tired and leaned on a fence looking out across the flaming clouds over the blue-black fjord and towns. My friends walked on and there I still stood, trembling with fear – and I sensed a great, infinite scream run through nature.’
Astronomers now speculate that the red sky he saw might have been caused by the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano.”