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Modern Art Monday Presents: Edvard Munch, Sick Mood at Sunset

Edvard Munch Sick Mood at Sunset
Photo By Gail

This work — part of the exhibit Between the Clock and the Bed at The Met Breuer —  is a precursor to the first version of Edvard Munch’s famous painting, The Scream (1893). In fact, the artist later referred to it as “the first Scream.” On January 22, 1892, while in Nice, where he painted Sick Mood at Sunset, Munch recorded in his diary and event that had taken place  years earlier in Norway:

“I was walking along the road with two friends. The sun set. I felt a tinge of melancholy. Suddenly, the sky became a bloody red. I stopped, leaned against the railing, dead tired and looked at the flaming clouds that hung like blood and a sword over the blue-black fjord and city. My friends walked on. I stood there trembling with fright. And I felt a loud, unending scream piercing nature.”

The dramatic diagonal perspective of the railing emphasizes the figure’s isolation and despair.

 

The Scream Sushi Roll

Scream Sushi Roll
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The central, and often appropriated, image from Edvard Munch’s popular painting, The Scream has been duplicated in a maki by Sushi Chef Tama-chan – also known as Takayo Kiyota. The Scream Roll is featured on the cover of her new book, Smiling Sushi Roll, which contains exclusive work as well as recipes for some of her famous sushi roll art. Find out more aboth the book at This Link.

Good News: The Scream Has Been Recovered!

The Scream
Not McCauley Culkin

Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s oft-coopted and wildy iconic masterpiece The Scream has been recovered two years after masked gunmen stole the painting from a Norwegian museum, Oslo police announced Thursday. Yay.