Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Remedy #14 The Scream (Edvard Munch 1893)



“The Scream”, a painting considered to be the symbol of modern anxiety, is the popular name given to each of four versions of a composition, created by Munch between 1893 and 1910. These works all depict a figure with an expression of anguish and despair against a reddening landscape from Oslo, Norway.
 
“I was walking along a path 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.”

- Edvard Munch