The Scream by Edvard Munch

The Scream by Edvard Munch

Sample Expressionist painting “The Scream”, as many of its options, is still one of the most enigmatic masterpieces of world art. Many critics believe that the subject of the picture – the fruit of a sick imagination of mentally unhealthy person.

Someone sees the premonition of an ecological catastrophe, someone will solve the question of what kind of mummy was inspired by the author on the work. For all the subtleties lost the main thing – the emotions that cause this picture, the atmosphere that it conveys the idea that each viewer can formulate for themselves.

As depicted the author? What is the point put it in his controversial work? I wanted to tell the world? Answers to these questions may be different, but all come together in a common opinion – “cry” makes the viewer to dive into the difficult thinking of himself and of modern life.

Red, fiery hot sky covered with cold fjord, which, in turn, creates a fantastic shade, similar to a kind of sea monster. Voltage distorted space, the line broke, the colors do not match, the prospect is destroyed.

The inviolability of the flat is only a bridge, which are characters of the film. He contrasted the chaos in which the world is immersed. Bridge – barrier separating man from nature. Protected civilization, people have forgotten how to feel, see and hear. Two indifferent figure in the distance, did not react to what is happening around, but underscore the tragedy of the story.

Placed in the center of the composition figure desperately screaming man attracts the viewer’s attention in the first place. In the impersonal to read primitive face despair and horror bordering on insanity. The author managed to pass the limited means of the most powerful human emotions. In the eyes of the suffering, his mouth wide open he does cry piercing and visible. Raised hands covering his ears, talking about human reflex desire to escape from himself, to stop the attack of fear and hopelessness.

The loneliness of the protagonist, its fragility and vulnerability, filled with all the work a particular tragedy and energy.

The author uses a sophisticated technique, in the same work and using oil paint and tempera. At the same time the work is simple coloring, even stingy. In fact, two colors – red and blue, as well as a mixture of two of these colors – and create all the work. Intricate, unreal lines curves in the image of the central figure and the nature of the composition is filled with energy and drama.

The viewer decides for himself the question: what is primary in – scream or deformation. What is the basis for the work? Perhaps the despair and terror manifested in the cry, and gave rise to a deformation around, responding to human emotions, nature reacts in a similar way. “Scream” can also be seen in the strain.

What is surprising is that this work of Munch attackers kidnapped several times. And it’s not so much the enormous cost of “Scream.” The point is unique and inexplicable effects of this work on the viewer. Picture emotionally saturated and can evoke strong emotions. On the other hand, most mysteriously, creating your masterpiece in the late 19th century, the author was able to predict the tragedy and the abundance of catastrophes of the twentieth century.

I should add that it is this work inspired many filmmakers and screenwriters to create various kinds of films. However, none of the films have not approached the level of tragedy and emotion to a masterpiece by Edvard Munch.

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