Edvard Munch:
Painting “The Scream” (1895)


Edvard Munch:
Painting “The Scream” (1895)


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Limited, 990 copies | Numbered | Reproduction, giclée on cardboard | Solid wood frame | Format 65.5 x 51 cm (h/b)


Edvard Munch: Painting “The Scream” (1895)

With the “Scream” the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch created the most famous motifs of the artistic history and a key work of expressionism. A schematic figure on the bridge in front of the flame-red sky, keeping his head with his hands. His eyes and mouth are wide open.

Munch prepared four versions altogether in different techniques and sizes: two in tempera on the cardboard (in 1893 and 1910) and two in pastel on wood (1893 and 1895). They varied in size from 74 x 56 cm to 91 x 73.5 cm. Also, there existed a couple of little lithographs. The version of 1895 got on the auction in 2012 120 million dollars and belongs to the most expensive paintings ever.

There are four theories explaining the creation of the “Scream”. One of them tells that Munch visited the exhibition of Inka mummies together with Paul Gaugin in 1889, which inspired him for the creation of the painting. The other theory explains the color of the sky in the picture. According to this theory, the red sky was caused by the eruption of the Katarau volcano in 1883.

Original: private ownership, appeared in 1895.
Dietz giclée on cardboard. Limited edition 990 copies, numbered. Solid wood frame. Format 65.5 x 51 x 4 cm (h/w/d).

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The Norwegian painter and graphic artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was one of the most important precursors of expressionism. His works revolve around the great human tragedies between Eros and death, Munch turned relentlessly and penetrating the deepest human emotions.

The oppressive atmosphere of his most famous work "The scream" was typical of Munch and worked in his art with questions of life especially with fear, despair, melancholy, sadness, death, love and jealousy. In this bleak choice covers can be quite to his biography found: Munch lost mother and sister early and struggled in his life with depression and alcohol. Like hardly artists could Munch to express his state of mind to bring the emotion strong themes. However he painted and appeared his motives but strangely deformed in a very dynamic style of painting with bold colours and his and visual language and his way to symbolically represent the countries in mind. Edvard Munch was a pioneer of Expressionism and one of the most important painters of the 19th and 20th centuries.

In the summer of 2004 the two most famous paintings by Munch "The scream" and "Madonna", in the most spectacular art theft of our time from the Munch Museum in Oslo were stolen, but in August 2006 the images could be safe again.

Giclée = derived from the French verb gicler meaning "to squirt, spray".

Giclée method is a digital printing process. It is a high-resolution, large-format printout on an inkjet printer with special different coloured or pigment-based inks (usually six to twelve). The colours are light-fast, that is, resistant to harmful UV light. They have a high richness of nuance, contrast and saturation.

The Giclée process is suitable for real art canvas, handmade and watercolor paper and for silk.

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