Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Sream by Edvard Munch

This is the probably the most famous painting by Edvard Munch. The original painting was displayed at the Munch Museum in Oslo. It was stolen in August of 2004 by two thieves who, in broad daylight, took two of his most famous pieces The Madonna and The Scream.

The Madonna is valued at $15,000,000 alone. Neither has been recovered. It’s likely that they have been destroyed.

8 Comments:

Blogger dddragon said...

I had forgotten about these paintings being stolen and didn't realize that they were still missing. How sad!

10/06/2005 10:39 AM  
Blogger actonbell said...

Yes, it's tragic, and hard to believe that they pulled it off.

10/07/2005 6:59 PM  
Blogger Cade said...

And in broad daylight no less!

10/08/2005 2:43 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

Someday they will hopefully be recovered. They often are as is some of the paintings that disappeared during WWII. I have a copy of the Scream on my wall for years and I still love to look at it often.

10/09/2005 11:43 PM  
Blogger Cade said...

It's really surprising how many people consider The Scream to be a work of horror. My own mother hates it!

10/12/2005 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Deepti said...

oh ... i saw this painting when i was in skool ages back...had read about it in d papers... wow... its a brilliant art work... had tried painting it wid crayons myself when i was a kid n was successful to a certain extent :-)

10/16/2005 8:10 AM  
Blogger gnarlydorkette said...

Didja know the actual title of this piece is "The Cry"? I think there was a mistranslation which occured to the famous title of "The Scream". So now it goes by either title.

11/26/2005 12:12 AM  
Blogger sweet pinkette said...

Dee: You've shown some amazing talents that stretch into the world of the arts. Perhaps you should take a few courses. I'm certain you'd do well.

GnarlyDorkette: Really? I had no idea. That brings about a whole new depth to the piece, then. Thanks for the info.

12/12/2005 11:38 PM  

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