Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter. He was the great foreman of expressionism.
Munch mainly focused on depicting human emotions, fears and uncertainties. The shrill colors and expressive lines he used, as well as the choice of subjects, had a major influence on the development of expressionism. In his works Munch reconciled contradictions such as life and death, the vertical and the horizontal line and movement and stillness.
The Scream (Norwegian: Skrik) is the name of four paintings and a lithograph by Edvard Munch from 1893. The original version of the scream from 1893 hangs in the National Art Museum (Nasjonalgalleriet) in Oslo. It is considered the most poignant painting by Munch. It expresses the spiritual suffering and emotional torment that the painter has felt during certain periods in his life.
He painted in highly simplified forms (typical of later expressionism), omitting details and in colors that have the shrill sound of cries of fear.
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