Mystery Solved: We Know Who Wrote Munch’S Cry

2021-02-23   |   by CusiGO

“It may have been painted by a madman”: in 1893, the most famous painting in Norway, Edvard Munch (L ˊ ten, 1863 sk ˊ yen, 1944), wrote a small handwritten inscription in the upper corner of the cry. Norway’s National Museum of art, architecture and design announced that information discovered in 1904 and then considered destructive was produced by the author. The research was carried out at the same time as the restoration of the painting, with a view to opening the new Norwegian National Museum of art in 2022.

Mai Britt guleng, director of the Museum of classical and modern art, told the nation about the discovery by email. “We think the restoration process is the best time to do research. It has never received much attention, and its authors have not been reliably understood,” the expert explained. The painting will become part of a new room in the new center designed specifically for monk. The artist’s work will also include a new house designed by Juan Herreros’s Spanish office in a 13 story complex across the Oslo fjord.

The inscription is between the red and orange nightmare clouds, and the background is the painful figure, who has become a symbol of modern art. The Commissioner explained that infrared photography provided the necessary contrast to make the inscription clear and easy to read, which was perfect compared with Munch’s calligraphy.

It is not known when or why the painter wrote the letter, but Gulen and his team pointed out that the letter may have been sent two years after the painting was completed: “when Munch exhibited” the cry “and his other works in Oslo in 1895, critics condemned his works. The University of Oslo student union held an open debate and he is likely to attend. A young medical student named John schaffenberg claimed that Munch’s job was a sign of mental illness. Faced with this, the inscription can be seen as an artist’s clever response, but it can also be seen as a more self critical and melancholy comment. ”

Munch said in his diary that the scream was “produced in a moment of melancholy.”. However, despite her anxiety and alcohol problems, the Commissioner noted that she enjoyed good mental health for most of her life. “Maybe he’s neurotic, but not more neurotic than the rest of us,” commented Gulen, adding that in 1908, the artist experienced neurasthenia and soon recovered. In addition, he also studied the factors of human condition: “death, anxiety, loneliness, disease”.

After his death in 1944, most of his works – 1106 paintings, 15391 prints and 4443 paintings – were donated to the Norwegian government. One of his paintings, sunset, is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Thyssen bonemisa, and the other three are in Carmen Sevilla’s collection. In 2015, Paloma alar ó, head of the agency’s modern painting reserve, was the head of the prototype retrospective, where pinacotka showed 80 works by Norwegian painters, claiming that “there’s always something attractive” around El cryo artists.

Alaro thinks that “Munch is not only an autobiographical artist, he is a painter of human emotion Archetype”. His paintings have a “almost dramatic” element, which is influenced by Ibsen and other playwrights. He recalled that although Munch first described his family, as time went on, his protagonist became anonymous and impersonal: “in the end, what we saw in his paintings was not his life, but the biographies of many people.”