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.
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.