Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Scream - Edvard Munch

Price in US $ -  119.9million

The Scream by Expressionist artist Edvard Munch is the name given to four versions of a composition, created as both paintings and pastels, between 1893 and 1910.The Scream has been the target of several high-profile art thefts. In 1994, the version in the National Gallery (Oslo) was stolen. It was recovered several months later. In 2004, both The Scream and Madonna (also by Munch) were stolen from the Munch Museum, and recovered two years later. In the painting, even the sky expresses the narcissism of despair, the figures in the background seem as melancholy and lost as the screamer. And the face does not scream, rather it is a scream.

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