The scream painting

The Scream The Scream exists in four versions: There are also several lithographs of The Scream and later. It is also the only version not held by a Norwegian museum.

The scream painting

For questions or comments you can email me Bob here. Oslo, Norway The Scream" - lithograph version from The Norwegian painter Edvard Munch did several versions of "The Scream," an alter image for himself more on this laterin oil, pastel,and litohgraph between and The site of the painting is an overlook on the side of a road called "Valhallveien" on a hill above Oslo, Norway.

The hill is known as Ekeberg Hill, Ekeberg being a neighborhood of Oslo just south of the city. The winding road up to the park on the top of Ekeberg Hill was a popular place for citizens of Oslo to view the city. The hill and park were also popular places for Oslo artists to paint.

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The Norwegian word shrik is usually translated as scream but is equivilent to the English "shriek. In a page in his diary headed Nice 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 he city - my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety The scream painting and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.

You know the feeling. Looking at the image of "The Scream," it always seemed to me that the man screaming was on a long pier or the side of a bridge, both thoughts having to do with water, The scream painting because there is a large body of water on which masted ships are sailing behind him.

So my initial thought was that the location was either a seacoast town in Norway or along a large Norwegian lake, as the sailboats seemed pretty big.

Some other visual clues to the location: Besides the two tall-hatted men in the background, who seem oblivious to the situation, in the background you can also see the pointed steeple of a tall building, most likely a church, and to its right, some wavy lines suggestive of some other buildings.

Then, I narrowed my search from regular Google to just Google Books, which bypasses random links about Munch and "The Scream" and focuses on those found in books. Eventually I found a book that said that the Munch set the painting on a road leading up a hill in Ekeberg, a neighborhood of Oslo, Norway.

First I saw that it was an inland city, which countered my impression that the water in the painting might be right next to the sea. All right, I thought, so maybe a lake.

Then, when I zoomed in, I saw that the city was, in fact, really on the water and that what looked like the sea in "The Scream" was actually part of fjord, which is described as "a long, narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs. I could also see the Oslo neighborhood of Ekeberg to the south, the one with the hill from which the painting was made.

I then searched Google Images to see what clues I could find about the tall church church steeple in the painting.

The scream painting

The tallest building in Oslo turned out to be the Oslo Cathedral, which had the same basic shape of the steeple in the background of "The Scream. I also located the Oslo Cathedral on Google StreetView but, after searching the vicinity, could not find any other really tall buildings that might have been represented by the the squiggly lines to the right of the Cathedral tower in "The Scream.

Note that Oslo was named Christiania sometimes with a K back in the day. Oslo is easier to spell. As I was doing this research, I ran across a close-up photo of a copper plaque for "The Scream.

I also ran across this photo of a road running next to a fjord near Oslo, with a fence that looked very much like that in "The Scream. Now, knowing that in the painting, the 2 coves of water would be to the left and the Cathedral would be to the right, I zoomed in on Ekeberg Hill to see where Munch might have been standing while he looked out and painted the scene, while looking northwest to Oslo.

On the side of the hill closest to Oslo was a winding road; so I chose a section of the road closest to Oslo and dragged the little orange Street View Man down to the road. I "landed" on a highway with Oslo off in the distance. To the left of the city, I could see two coves of water that matched those in the painting.

I said to myself. And in the center of the scene by blowing the picture up hugeI could also see the Cathedral Steeple. And, looking at the same view, in close up, with better contrast The metal bands must be the modern replacement for the wood. Now, using Google StreetView I "clicked" my way up the highway a bit to see the view of the city from a diferent angle.

It was on a small concrete wall off the side of the road. If I had any doubts that this as the place where the painting was set, they were over now.

This was a plaque-certified, offical Norwegian PopSpot already. So I backed up a little to get back where I had been. To refresh your memory: And the second photo, in true "this-is-the-spot" Popspots overlay style.Edvard Munch (/ m ʊ ŋ k /; Norwegian: [ˈɛdvɑʈ ˈmʊŋk] (); 12 December – 23 January ) was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century.

His best known work is The Scream, painted in Suggestive of his state of mind, the paintings bore such titles as Melancholy, Jealousy, Despair, Anxiety, Death in the Sickroom and The Scream, which he painted in His style varies dramatically during this period, depending on the emotion he was trying to communicate in a particular painting.

The Scream painting by Edvard Munch is one of the most well-known pieces of artwork in history, appealing to a wide audience even today.

There are actually four different original versions of The Scream that Edvard Much created using different art mediums including oil paints, tempera, and pastels. The Scream Painting By Edward Munch Coaster is a great complement to 3dRose mug__5"The Scream Painting By Edvard Munch" Two Tone Red Mug, 11 oz, Multicolor.

The scream painting

by 3dRose. $ $ 12 96 Prime. FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Only 5 left in stock - . The Scream (Norwegian: Skrik) is the popular name given to each of four versions of a composition, created as both paintings and pastels, by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between and The German title Munch gave these works is Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature).

The Scream has been the target of several high-profile art thefts. In , the version in the National Gallery was stolen. It was recovered several months later.

The pastel-on-board version of the painting was sold at Sotheby's for a record US$ million at auction on 2 May The.

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