Just sorta kinda related but this came up on my news feed today so I thought you may be interested;
The very bridge in “The Scream” is a recurring element in Munch’s works from 1892-1895.
All the different people in the background are also referred to in the Scream promos.
The painting “Sick mood at sunset. Despair” actually launched a whole series of angst paintings. While working on it, Munch wrote in his diary, “I was walking down the road with two friends – the sun was setting. – I felt a waft of melancholia – Suddenly the sky turned red. I stopped, leant against the railing, tired to death […] – I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed a great, infinite scream through nature –”
“Sick Mood at Sunset. Despair” (1892)
“The Scream” (1893)
And here ends this little glimpse into a period in the life of Edvard Munch, who created more than 1800 paintings between 1880 and 1943 of which “The Scream” will forever remain his most well known piece.
Imagine just wondering around Oslo and coming across this bridge by sheer luck. Then as you start to realize it a figure comes from behind you with this face on it…