Magnet Edvard Munch - The Scream, 1895
This magnet was published for the exhibition "Edvard Munch. A Poem of Life, Love and Death", at the Musée d'Orsay from September 20th, 2022 to January 22nd, 2023.
Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944)
The Scream (detail), 1895
Lithography. H. 49,3 ; l. 37,3 cm
Oslo, Collection Gundersen
© Photo The Gundersen Collection / Thomas Widerberg
© Rmn - Grand Palais, Paris 2022
Lithograph printed in black and hand-coloured in red, orange, blue and green.
In Berlin 1896, the iconic Skrik was printed. Despite the fact that both the painting and the lithograph were noticed by contemporaries, the lithograph is found in only a small number. The reason may be that the litho stone was left with the printer when Munch went home to Kristiania - and that the printer ground the stone before Munch returned. This made further printing impossible.
There are three versions of Scream . The motif is the same, but some editions are without inscription at the bottom. Others have only the title Geschrei, A third version has both the title and the text below, like the version in The Gundersen Collection.
When Munch first printed Skrik , he was not yet familiar with making color lithographs. In terms of printing technology, Skrik is therefore not the most demanding graphic work, but in terms of images it is one of his strongest.
On certain occasions, Munch hand-coloured his graphic sheets. Often with gouache and watercolour. In terms of expression, the prints completely change character. As in The Gundersen's version of the lithograph Skrik. A blood-red sky towers over a black fjord and town. In the right corner you will find Munch's fingerprint in orange.