This discovery will make art lovers scream again.
“The Scream” by Edvard Munch is an expressionist painting from 1893, famous for its unique emojis, which contain disturbing hidden messages. Art historians now Make sure that the information was written by the artist himself.
The pencil words read: “Can only be painted by lunatics,” infrared scans show.
Although historians have known this sentence for a long time, it is small and hidden in the twisted brushstrokes that make up the howling character, but some speculate that it was graffiti by an observer (not a Norwegian artist).
But Maibry Gulen, the ancient master and curator of modern paintings at the Norwegian National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, who owns this painting, said that the mystery can now be solved.
After comparing the handwriting in the inscription with the diaries and letters of the Norwegian artist, Gulen and her staff made a breakthrough discovery.
She told the BBC: “There is no doubt that this is Munch̵
The mysterious origin of this sentence helped complete a sad picture: Munch created this picture, which has become mortal anxiety after his sister Laura applied for asylum with bipolar disorder Universal symbol of
Although the screaming person does not look like him, it is believed that it was influenced by his own experience, which was the background of the bright red sky he observed after being abandoned by two companions. According to his diary, at that moment, he was hit by “a burst of depression”.
After Munch made the painting public, his reaction focused on his own mental health, rather than the painting itself.
Experts said that Munch wrote the words “madman” after experiencing many critical comments at the time, which makes sense. In 1908, he suffered a nervous breakdown.
Gulen told The Guardian: “This is both ironic and it shows his vulnerability.” He actually takes this very seriously and he was hurt because of a history of illness in his family. He was very anxious. , But he showed his own characteristics. “