The Scream

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Rembrandt may have painted with the aid of optics and the Mona Lisa may have had high cholesterol levels, but we can finally put at least one longstanding mystery that has apparently plagued art history to rest: white splatters that grace the canvas of the earliest and most famous of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” paintings are not dried bird droppings.

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Munch: More Than The Scream

by Ryan Wong on August 16, 2013

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OSLO — It’s everywhere in Oslo: greeting you at the airport and hanging in the train station, on billboards and in gift shops. It is perhaps the most famous art image of the twentieth century, and Norway is celebrating what would be the 150th birthday of its creator. Even when Edvard Munch (1863-1944) painted the first version of The Scream in 1893, it was a much-discussed and mysterious image; in 2013, everyone with access to a computer knows it.

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What If “The Scream” Came Alive?

by Hrag Vartanian on November 19, 2012

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Romanian artist Sebastian Cosor creates a very personal animated vision of the world inhabited by Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” (1893–1910) and sets it all to the soundtrack of Pink Floyd’s “Great Gig in the Sky” (1973).

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Overheard at The Scream

by Hrag Vartanian on November 19, 2012

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Smartphone pics aren’t the only source of social media buzz circulating around Edvard Munch’s “The Scream, currently at MoMA. The chatter on Twitter is pretty funny, intriguing, and sometimes revealing, even if some of it is not directly related (but funny nonetheless).

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With one version of Munch’s renowned The Scream series on display at MoMA, New Yorkers and tourist are mimicking the bald figure’s extreme expression much the way tourists to Oslo have long been doing — though some aren’t very successful at it. Some people may think it’s tacky, I think it’s a scream.

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