Quick Facts: Munch's The Scream
Quick facts about the artist's famous image of a scream.
CD: With Open Eyes
Art Institute of Chicago. With Open Eyes: Images from The Art Institute of Chicago. CD-ROM. New York: Voyager, 1994.
The Scream is the artist’s most famous image. He reproduced it many times, and in different media: paintings, drawings, and prints. He described how he came to make the painting: "One evening I was walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord below. I felt tired and ill. I stopped and looked out over the fjord—the sun was setting, and the clouds turning blood red. I sensed a scream passing through nature; it seemed to me that I heard the scream. I painted this picture, painted the clouds as actual blood. The color shrieked. This became The Scream."