The Scream by Edvard Munch is an inspirational oil painting which remains very popular today. Edvard Munch's 1893 The Scream is covered in full within this website which also offers opportunities to buy reproductions of the original painting for your own home as framed or unframed art prints, giclee prints, posters and stretched canvases. Those interested in Munch's career in general can visit the gallery that includes over one hundred of his other best paintings.
Edvard Munch was a truly expressionist artist who used his style to get across more than just the object which he was painting. This expressive style has become a key art movement within European art and features some of it's most important painters over the past two centuries, which includes Edvard Munch and many of his best contributions from an extensive career.
The Scream was created twice in painted versions as well as in several other different mediums. The two oil paintings are the best known and now reside in National Gallery of Norway and the Munch Museum. There were also two pastels produced. Incidentally, Skrik is Norwegian for Scream, and the painting was part of The Frieze of Life series of works which covered the themes of love, fear, death, melancholia, and anxiety.
The first Scream came about in 1893 with the second oil on canvas coming in 1910. The first featured oil, tempura and pastel together on cardboard which may now be refered to as mixed media, but most in the art world only know it as an oil painting.
The books available on Edvard Munch now tend to concentrate massively on this specific painting because of the likelihood that those looking to read more about this artist may only be aware of The Scream at that point.
Further study into Munch quickly reveals a great selection of other paintings that also deserve recognition and are perhaps just as good in some people's eyes, but simply haven't attracted the same level of exposure. For those interested, you can also find more Edvard Munch paintings here.