Edvard Munch's Painting, The Scream

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"My fear of life is necessary to me, as is my illness" (Edvard Munch). Edvard Munch uses this motto to exhibit such a symbolic and meaningful painting. Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter born on December 12, 1863. He used his symbolic and expressionist views to create one of the most profound paintings ever created The Scream. There are multiple versions of this image, although this is the most known version. Munch created this painting because of a personal experience he had while walking through nature. Munch exhibits his relation to the image through the flow and connection of the entire painting. In the painting The Scream by Edvard Munch, there is a sense of anxiety and uncertainty. These sensations are illustrated by the personal experiences throughout Munch’s life. In the foreground of this art piece there seems to be a faceless figure that releases a shriek of horror and restlessness. This painting reveals a glimpse of his life troubles and suffering to place more definition to…show more content…
He believed that if he did this it would give the painting a true meaning. Munch’s use of specific color seemed to best display his inner feelings and attitude. He felt that the use of red and orange was the best option to exhibit anxiety and pain. This tied into him using his life experiences throughout his paintings. He felt that focusing on more of the meaning of the painting was more important than the pointless details that did not affect his value. Where the was a shortcoming of action in the painting there was a replacement with meaningful significance. For example in Arthur Lubow’s article Edvard Munch: Beyond The Scream(2006), “‘It was emotion he wanted to depict. "It 's not the chair that should be painted," he once wrote, "but what a person has felt at the sight of it’”(par. 7). To elaborate on this, Munch deliberately left the paintings unfinished to explain a specific idea and
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