The masterpiece of anguish, of the sense of powerlessness and fear that pervades us in situations on the limit of tolerance. 😱
TheScream by Munch
How did the artist succeed in reproducing such a sensation on canvas so good that it arouse it in every spectator watching the work?
☞ Do you know…
‣ Our attention is focused on what is highlighted and our gaze is “directed” by pictorial skills and competences.
Specifically, the #curves of the subject in the foreground (which here we have dressed in red) merge with the #lines of the landscape in a swirl of indefinite movement that generates chaos.
In complete opposition, straight diagonal lines that marks the path with the parapet and the vertical ones that make up the figures on the edge of the two men stand out. The substantial difference between these brushstrokes produces, from the compositional point of view, two distinct levels from which the central subject emerge.
‣ The reading of a picture is not entirely spontaneous even when the #colors direct the interpretation: the extremely warm tones of the sky are opposed to the coldness of the dark colors used for half at the bottom of the image.
This is how the world around the protagonist takes over, those bloody and fiery clouds prevail over the dark of human bodies that in this light appear almost dying.
‣ Finally, the two lateral, opaque and rigid figures represent the disinterest of others with respect to the #solitude of each and therefore the falsity of #human relationships.
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⇒ Date: 1983
⇒ Material: Oil, Tempera, Pastel and crayon on cardboard
⇒ Dimensions: 91 cm × 73.5 cm (36 in × 28.9 in)
⇒ Site: National Gallery and Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway