Great Paintings Explored: The Scream by Edvard Munch

The Scream (1893) by Edvard Munch. Oil, tempera and pastel on cardboard. 73.5 x 91cm. National Gallery in Oslo, Norway. Image source National Gallery in Oslo, Norway (creative commons)

The Scream was painted by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch in 1893. It has become Munch’s most famous painting and one of the most recognisable works of art in popular culture.

It shows a figure clutching the sides of their face as they stand on an elevated road with a dramatic landscape behind them…

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