Edvard Munch is a Norwegian-born expressionist painter. His best-known work, The Scream, has become one of the most famous images of world art. Edvard Munch’s famous painting ‘The Scream’ has been used in various movies, tv shows. Famous for his exaggerated expressions artwork. The painting has again been raised for its newfound inscription.
History of The Scream
The painting is the second most iconic artwork after Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. One of the reasons, this painting is a memorandum is because it was an artwork inspired by personal experience. Munch was experiencing emotional anxiety during his phase of life.
There are not one, but four versions of The Scream, painted by the Norwegian artist over the course of 17 years.
Each version of The Scream is (like nothing else in the world). Munch experimented to find the exact colors to represent his personal experience, yet all share the same extremely important composition and bring across the same sense of personal pain.
Maybe this is the reason, the thieves found it appealing to steal it twice!
What is written in the painting?
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The famous painting will be featured in the new National Museum of Norway from 2022. So during the scanning and processing procedure of the painting, there was a sentence of one word inscribed with a pencil. The sentence was, “Can only have been painted by a madman”, inscribed in the top left-hand corner.
It was so small, that it was barely visible. Critic suspected it was a hoax, vandalized by netizens. But to their amazement and tests, it was written by the man who made the painting; Munch.
This was concluded on the basis of the technology that analyzed the handwriting and compared it with Wdvard’s own diaries and letters.
The reaction of the museum curator
Museum curator, Mai Britt commented on the painting’s new inscribing saying, “The writing is without a doubt Munch’s own,”
“The handwriting itself, as well as events that happened in 1895, when Munch showed the painting in Norway for the first time, all point in the same direction.”
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