The Scream of Nature

Topics: Edvard Munch, Expressionism, The Scream Pages: 2 (618 words) Published: March 5, 2013
One outstanding painting that I've always admire is The Scream of Nature. The scream is one famous peace of art that was made by an expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910. Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature) is the title Munch gave to this painting, all of which show a figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous orange sky. The Scream of nature was sold for $119,922,600 at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern art auction on 2 May 2012 to financier Leon Black which was the highest nominal price paid for a painting at auction. The painting is on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York for six months from October 2012 to March 2013. This painting is not only famous but has been one of the most targeted object for thefts. Many theft attempts has happened such as one day on February 22nd 1994 during the opening of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, two men broke into the National Gallery and stole its version of The Scream and lefted a note saying, "Thanks for the poor security" but the painting had been moved down to a second story gallery, as part of the Olympic festivities who later was convicted. As the years passed more thefts try to steal and some got to take the painting but it was always brought back and not only was it so famous that people were trying to steal it but it was so famous that The Scream was imitated, parodied, and outright copies was made following its copyright expiration which had led it to become more famous within the popular culture.n. The scream became even more famous when people started to use the photo of the painting as a copyright cover for some books, in movies and etc. I remember while attending high school my class and i were learning about this painting, at first I didn't really like it because i thought it was a bit scary and weird. I looked at the photo closely and thought why would this artist do such a face ? Maybe this photo reminded him of him walking...
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