Of the four versions of The Scream made by Munch between 1893 and 1910, this pastel-on-board from 1895 is the only one remaining in private hands; the three other versions are in the collections of museums in Norway. The Scream is undoubtedly Munch’s most famous motif.


Although this fact is often forgotten, Edvard Munch intended The Scream to be part of a series, known as the Frieze of Life.The series dealt with emotional life, presumably applicable to all modern humans, though, in reality, it was applicable to Munch's favorite subject: himself.Frieze Edvard Munch's 1893 The Scream is covered in full within this website which also offers opportunities to buy reproductions of the original painting for your own home as framed or unframed art prints, giclee prints, posters and stretched canvases. Read and learn for free about the following article: Munch, The Scream. If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.kastatic.org and *.kasandbox.org are unblocked. A team of international researchers have identified the main reason for the deterioration of Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream (1910): viewers’ breath.

The Scream (Norwegian: Skrik) is the popular name given to each of four versions of a composition, created as both paintings and pastels, by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910.

Edvard Munch’s extraordinary 1893 painting The Scream consistently places near the top of various lists of the most recognized and impactful works of art. If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website. The Scream by Edvard Munch is an inspirational oil painting which remains very popular today. The team found that Munch used a blended tube of cadmium yellow paint, which can discolor and chip when exposed to even low humidity. It belongs to a series of motifs that Munch developed in Berlin and Åsgårdsstrand in the 1890’s.

Edvard Munch’s iconic The Scream (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of six months. The German title Munch gave these works is Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature). The Scream 1910? Edvard Munch, “The Scream” (1910) (Courtesy of the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway via Wikimedia Commons) Edvard Munch’s 1910 version of his famous painting “The Scream” is fading.
Munch later gave the series the title Frieze of Life, and described this pictorial cycle as a poem of love, life and death.