The Scream – The site of the agonized face in Oslo

The face in the painting has become one of the most iconic images of art, seen as symbolizing the anxiety of the human condition. The Scream is the popular name given to a composition created by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch in 1893. Scholars have located the spot to a fjord overlooking Oslo.

Norwegian painter Edvard Munch by Anders Beer Wilse / Image: via

Munch created two versions in paint and two in pastels, as well as a lithograph stone from which several prints survive. Both of the painted versions have been stolen, but since recovered. One of the pastel versions commanded the fourth highest nominal price paid for a painting at a public auction.

The site of “The Scream” on Ekeberg Hill, overlooking Oslo / Image: by Chris Epting, via
The Scream 1893 and 1910 version

Featured Image: The Scream by Edvard Munch 1893 / Image: via


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