Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature)

The Scream of Nature is a painting produced in 1893 by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.

One of the most moving expressionistic statements, well-known as The Scream or The Cry and has considered to be the most reminisced in modern art.

The inspiration behind this work is well explained by artist himself – “One evening I was walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord below. I felt tired and ill. I stopped and looked out over the fjord—the sun was setting, and the clouds turning blood red. I sensed a scream passing through nature; it seemed to me that I heard the scream. I painted this picture, painted the clouds as actual blood. The color shrieked. This became The Scream”

The individual in painting represents anyone who is suffering where one’s thoughts and feelings seem unreal or not to belong to oneself, or in which one loses all sense of identity.

The work can be viewed at National Gallery, Oslo, Norway.

ArtistEdvard Munch
LocationNational Gallery, Oslo, Norway
MediumTempera on Panel

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