" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

February 22, 2021

Artist Edvard Munch Wrote Mysterious Graffiti on His Painting of 'The Scream'?

This news story above seems to play into my last post, as well as a few others from last week -
In 2019, BBC Arts wrote that the work was "an expression of his anxiety at a turning point in history, in a world increasingly cut loose from old traditions," noting that "there are clear parallels in the world of today."
"This is surely why The Scream retains its power despite its ubiquity: it's a mirror of our own contemporary fears.
Inside, aren't we all screaming too?"
The Scream will be displayed with a number of Munch's other works, including Madonna, The Dance of Life and Self-Portrait with Cigarette, in The National Museum of Norway from 2022.
The original painting, first displayed in Munch's home city Oslo (then Kristiania) in 1893, has become a radical and timeless expression of human anxiety. 
Its influence stretches as far as the 90s Hollywood Scream horror film series, and on to the modern-day emoji.
2:22 on 2/22?

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