Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Munch The Scream selling at Sothebys

Munch "The Scream" at Sotheby's
The Scream Edward Munch

Munch's THE SCREAM is expected to sell for over $80 million at today's Sotheby's auction. What an incredible painting.

Munch's Scream

The Scream is the most recognizable painting by Munch -- the agonizing person running down the dock with a bright red backdrop. In Munch's diary in 1892, Munch described his inspiration for the painting:

"I was walking along a path with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature."

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