The Scream Edvard Munch

A lithographic version of the iconic painting The Scream, painted in 1893 by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch will be on view in Museum De Reede for six months from September, after which it will travel on to the British Museum in London.

The Scream

When one thinks of Munch one thinks of The Scream. But where lies the roots of this masterpiece. In Munch's diary entry of 1892 we read:
"I was walking along the road with two-friends - The sun was setting. The sky turned blood red - And I felt a wave of sadness - I paused tired to death-above the blue-black fjord and city blood and flaming tongues hovered. My friends walked on - I stayed behind - quaking with Angst - I felt the scream in nature."

The ghostly figure with eyes wide open from fear screams and covers both ears so as to block out the terrible noise. Two figures in the distance calmly carry on walking. The piece touches on the existential fear and loneliness of man in a nature which offers no consolidation.

Edvard Munch

In 1894, Edvard Munch begins producing his first graphic works. In doing so he mainly revisits the themes of his paintings. Munch is a highly talented draughtsman and quickly becomes a graphic virtuoso. Munch produced roughly 800 different etchings, woodcuts and lithographs in both very limited and large editions. In accordance with the spirit of the times, Munch wished for the message of his work to be widely circulated in order to reach as many people as possible.

The Scream 1895 Lithografie Edvard Munch, Courtesy Museum De Reede

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