The Scream


The Scream by Edvard Munch is omnipresent. Its terror-twisted face has made such a deep and lasting impression on the collective imagination that it is even used for an emoji representing anxiety. But do you really know this iconic painting?

Frequency asked questions and rumours

When was The Scream released?

The Scream was released on 19 Jun, 2019

Who was the developer that made The Scream?

Cinétévé Experience, BackLight, TAPE were the developers that made The Scream

What is the actual name of The Scream?

In the English-speaking world, Munch’s most famous work of art is known as The Scream. In Norwegian it is known as Skrik, literally meaning Shriek. But the original, German, name was Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature).27 Jul 2019

What is the hidden message in The Scream?

“Kan kun være malet af en gal Mand!” (“Can only have been painted by a madman!”) appears on Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s most famous painting The Scream. Infrared images at Norway’s National Museum in Oslo recently confirmed that Munch himself wrote this note.5 Mar 2021

What is The Scream hidden message?

“Kan kun være malet af en gal Mand!” (“Can only have been painted by a madman!”) appears on Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s most famous painting The Scream. Infrared images at Norway’s National Museum in Oslo recently confirmed that Munch himself wrote this note.5 Mar 2021

Why is the person in The Scream screaming?

Ms Bertram said: “He was trying to capture an emotion or moment in time. Through the inscription we know how he felt. People think this is a screaming person but that’s not what is going on. “It is a man hearing, whether in his head or not.21 Mar 2019

Why is The Scream so famous?

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What does The Scream represent?

The Scream is the popular name given to a composition created by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch in 1893. The agonized face in the painting has become one of the most iconic images of art, seen as symbolizing the anxiety of the human condition.

What is The Scream trying to express?

The Scream was not simply a product of stress, or an uncharacteristic moment of panic. It symbolizes the darkly troubled times Munch was experiencing as he dealt with mental illness and trauma, and his attempt to rationalize and explain his experience through what he knew best; painting.1 Aug 2019

Is The Scream a man or a woman?

The painting, created by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch in 1893, has gained notoriety over the years for its supposed depiction of a man howling into the abyss. But the modern art work does not mean a man is screaming, the curator of his latest exhibition has said.21 Mar 2019

Is the man in The Scream screaming?

The figure in the painting is not screaming, but hearing a scream. In a new exhibit titled Edvard Munch: Love and Angst, the museum features a lithograph version of the image that predated the iconic 1893 painting. Scrawled along the bottom is an inscription by the artist: “I felt the great scream throughout nature.”21 Mar 2019

Where is the painting The Scream?

The National Museum in Oslo

Why is it called The Scream?

The actual scream, Munch claims, came from the surroundings around the person. The artist printed ‘I felt a large scream pass through nature’ in German at the bottom of his 1895 piece. Munch’s original name for the work was intended to be The Scream of Nature. Detail from Edvard Munch (1863–1944),The Scream.5 Mar 2019