a blog with cultural bulimia.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

unending scream

 "In his diary Munch wrote: 'I was walking along the street with two friends - the sun was going down - I felt a touch of melancholy. Suddenly the colour of the sky changed to blood-red. I stopped walking and leaned against a fence feeling tired to death ... I stood there trembling with fear - and I felt how a long unending scream was going through the whole of nature.'"

From a NYT OpEd: "If any painting could express its opinion about being stolen, while being stolen, Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' is surely the one."

And from BBC: Greatest heists in art history.