April 22, 2016

Painting With The Girls 113

April 22, 2016.

Day 113 (253days to go)

 

Spring Rain

Watercolor Postcard 5x7 Matted

Edward Munch (1863-1944) was a Norwegian painter well known for his popular painting called The Scream, which was stolen in 1994 from the Museum of Fine Arts in Oslo. It was recovered after ten days as the thieves left fragments of the frame and other clues in their attempt to ransom it for $400,000.

In 2004, Sky and Telescope published an article that links the painting The Scream to the disappearance of the Island of Krakatoa following a volcanic eruption in 1893. The ashes traveled to Europe causing the sunset sky to look as if it was on fire. The painter described this twilight event in his journal and painted The Scream, one of the most     celebrated images to this day.

Munch battled with mental illness all his life but lived to be eighty-one years old.

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