The Scream by Edvard Munch is one of the most famous artworks out there, and one of the most widely referenced. We see it in pop culture on t-shirts and posters, in the Simpsons and other cartoon parodies and one of the most famous scenes in the movie Home Alone saw Kevin mimic the pose of The Scream as he put on after shave. Of course, while we think we know the work, there is a lot people get wrong. For example, the painting isn’t about a person screaming. Munch was painting his feeling of anxiety being overwhelmed as he heard the scream of nature all around him. Also, some say the figure in the painting was based on a Peruvian mummy that was on display around that time.
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