Edvard Munch:
Picture "The Scream" (1895), framed
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Picture "The Scream" (1895), framed
Edvard Munch:
Picture "The Scream" (1895), framed

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 980 copies | numbered certificate | reproduction on canvas | on stretcher frame | framed | size 70 x 53,5 cm (h/w)

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Picture "The Scream" (1895), framed
Edvard Munch: Picture "The Scream" (1895), framed

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Picture "The Scream" (1895), framed

The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch created with his painting "The Scream" one of the most famous motifs in art history and a key work of Expressionism. It depicts a shadowy figure on a bridge against a fiery red sky, hands alongside his head, eyes and mouth wide open.

Munch produced a total of four versions in different techniques and sizes: Two in tempera on cardboard (from 1893 and 1910) and two in pastel on wood (1893 and 1895). The dimensions vary from 74 x 56 cm to 91 x 73.5 cm; there are also some smaller lithographs. The 1895 version fetched almost 120 million dollars at auction in 2012, making it one of the most expensive paintings ever.

There are various theories on the genesis of the "Scream". One theory says that Munch visited an exhibition of Inca mummies with Paul Gauguin in 1889, from which he drew inspiration. Another assumption is that the painting depicts the reddish sky caused by the eruption of the volcano Krakatau in 1883.

Original: Pastel/cardboard, 59 x 79 cm, private property Oslo.
Edition on artist's canvas with linen structure, on wooden stretcher frame. Limited edition of 980 copies with numbered certificate on the back. Framed in black gold solid wood frame. Size 70 x 53,5 cm (h/w). ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

Portrait of the artist Edvard Munch

About Edvard Munch

1863-1944

The Norwegian painter and graphic artist Edvard Munch was one of the most important pioneers of Expressionism. His works revolve around the great human tragedies between Eros and death and he faced the deepest human feelings relentlessly and forcefully.

The oppressive mood of his most famous work, "The Scream", was typical of Munch, whose art often dealt with the existential questions of life, primarily fear, despair, melancholy, grief, death, love and jealousy. In this sombre choice of themes, one can certainly find references to his biography: Munch lost his mother and sister at an early age and struggled with depression and alcoholism throughout his life. Like hardly any other artist, Munch was able to give expression to his state of mind and to impressively bring the emotionally strong themes onto the canvas. Although he painted representationally, he made his motifs appear peculiarly deformed and used a very dynamic painting style with powerful colours. His innovative pictorial language and his way of symbolically depicting states of mind made Edvard Munch a pioneer of Expressionism and one of the most important painters of the 19th and 20th-centuries.

In the summer of 2004, Munch's two most famous paintings, "The Scream" and "Madonna", were stolen from the Munch Museum in Oslo in the most spectacular art theft of our time. The paintings were not secured until August 2006. "The Scream" - the world's best-known work of Expressionism - was so badly damaged in the process that it could not be exhibited again until today.

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