Monday, February 13, 2006

The Scream - Munch

Munch, Edvard

Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intense, evocative treatment of psychological and emotional themes was a major influence on the development of German Expressionism in the early 20th century. His painting The Cry (or The Scream) (1893) is regarded as an icon of existential anguish.
A gifted Norwegian painter and printmaker, Edvard Munch not only was his country's greatest artist, but also played a vital role in the development of German expressionism. His work often included the symbolic portrayal of such themes as misery, sickness, and death. The Cry, probably his most familiar painting, is typical in its anguished expression of isolation and fear.

In 22 August 2004, Armed robbers have stolen the iconic Edvard Munch painting, The Scream, from the Munch Museum in Norway.
Two masked thieves pulled the work and another painting, Madonna, off the wall. The Munch Museum said the two stolen paintings were among its most valuable - worth an estimated $19m (£10.4m) together.


At 1:30 am, Blogger Sam... said...

I hope the guys who got it know what it is worth.

more over i hope the police can get it back.


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