Art Analysis: Edvard Munch's The Scream

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Imagine you were in the time period of the 19th century when oil paintings were becoming more common in the world. The two painting that I chose were The Wivenhoe Park Essex by John, Constable in 1816 and the other painting I chose was The Scream by Edvard Munch in 1893. I chose these two painting because I thought The Wivenhoe Essex reminded me of my cabin up north and the scenery of northern Minnesota with the lakes and pastures in the background. The Wivenhoe art piece looks like a modern day picture of a farm in Northern Minnesota. I chose the art piece The Scream because it is one of the most well-known pieces of art in history. I have learned about this piece of art since I was in elementary school. The Scream stands out to me because…show more content…
The two artworks use landscape to create an emotional reaction. When both painters painted their paintings they used oils to paint with and the two painters painted on cardboard or canvases. In both of the paintings they show a landscape of the woods in the background, with a lake in the middle of the painting. When comparing the two paintings they both show a small little city in the background of the two portraits. When both men started to think about their paintings they were going to paint, Edvard had told some artists like Constable, he painted this picture because he was inspired by nature, so John Constable who painted the Wivenhoe Park, Essex had a painting which was of nature and showed his painting to Edvard Munch which inspired him to paint a of nature. Today both of their paintings are hung up in museums to inspire people today to…show more content…
When they were painting, it became harder and harder for both of the man to paint because Edvard had to go to a mental institute and Constable lost his right hand. When both of the men started painting they loved nature. So both of the guys painted images about nature. They painted those pictures with oil paints. Both the artist also had many differences with their art and there lifestyle. First we will talk about Edvard. Edvard was 30 years old when he started painting. Edvard created the first version of The Scream in 1893. Edvard has described himself ¨in a book written in 1900 as nearly going insane, like his sister Laura who committed to a mental institution during the time period as well¨(The Scream). Edvard always said ¨I am being pushed over my limits, and going through a very dark moment in life¨. People always say that Edvard Munch Portrayed pure, raw emotion in his artwork and was a shift in his work to time. Most of his work was related to themes like: Sickness, Isolation, fear and death. Edvard died at age 81 of a deadly illness. The next artist we will talk about is John Constable. At age 23 John stared to get into painting. He never grew up with a family of artists. All of his family worked at plants for example his dad worked at a Flour Mill and his sibblings worked for at businesses. When John was 23 he went to pursue artistic training. John
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