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(CNN)   Apparently Edvard Munch scratched a hidden message into "The Scream". Let's lean in here and see what it says ... D R I N K Y O U R O V A L T I N E ... sonofa-   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Expressionism, Edvard Munch, Edvard Munch's famous painting, The Scream, Norway, tiny message, top left-hand corner of the painting, new investigation of the work  
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6 days ago  
Definitely be sure to
 
6 days ago  
#TruthInAdvertising
 
6 days ago  
He should have wrote Roundtine
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Had me laughing way too much. Thanks!
 
6 days ago  
When in highschool, I had a really cool Munch t-shirt with some of his art and quotations. I got the t-shirt at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I got annoyed when I tried to use the quotes in an essay and couldn't find a way to cite a t-shirt. That's my Edvard Munch story. Thank you for listening, the end.
 
6 days ago  

Bennie Crabtree: When in highschool, I had a really cool Munch t-shirt with some of his art and quotations. I got the t-shirt at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I got annoyed when I tried to use the quotes in an essay and couldn't find a way to cite a t-shirt. That's my Edvard Munch story. Thank you for listening, the end.


Munch, Edvard.  The Scream.  1893.
Silkscreen on t-shirt.  Bennie Crabtree's torso.
Bennie Crabtree's Highschool.  Performative Art.  Whateverthefarkdate.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Peaked with 'the Sin', in my opinion.

NSFW-ish
 
6 days ago  
Which version of the Scream? Munch did at least 6 versions of the Scream.
 
6 days ago  
if anyone says the secret message

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6 days ago  
No reason to include a photo of what they're trying to describe.
 
6 days ago  
write article about hidden wording but don't show picture of hidden wording....
 
6 days ago  
I think Munch painted almost as many versions of The Scream as Rodin produced of  The Thinker. He may have been crazy, but he knew what a franchise was.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Now we know who wrote the hidden message, but the article doesn't actually say what the message is.  That's like describing a poem without quoting its verse.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
So if Munch was Norwegian, why would he write his message in English?!?  Hah!  Gotcha there, stupid article!  I'll take my MFA now, if you please.
 
6 days ago  
Why doesn't the article include a picture of the hidden message? What the fark!
 
6 days ago  

Gruntbuggly: Now we know who wrote the hidden message, but the article doesn't actually say what the message is.  That's like describing a poem without quoting its verse.


It says "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!"
 
6 days ago  
Although Edvard Munch definitely was a charter member of the Tortured Artists Club (he was once said to have called the paintings his "children" and to have beaten them when they misbehaved), he was also undeniably brilliant. The Brooch is one of my favorite of all his portraits. I believe the model was Eva Mudocci (real name Evangeline Hope Muddock), an English violinist who was touring Europe and became friends with Edvard before they had an inevitable falling out because he also portrayed her as Salome. As you may have guessed, Munch had problems with relationships.
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Gruntbuggly: Now we know who wrote the hidden message, but the article doesn't actually say what the message is.  That's like describing a poem without quoting its verse.


FTA:
The message "Can only have been painted by a madman," scrawled and barely visible in the top left-hand corner of the painting, has been the subject of debate for decades and was widely believed to have been an act of vandalism by a viewer of the piece.

It's the second paragraph. I would complain but I know none of us read the articles.
 
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6 days ago  

ubermensch: No reason to include a photo of what they're trying to describe.


I guess we're left to use our imagination.

I personally would have liked a photo.
 
6 days ago  

coldcuts: Peaked with 'the Sin', in my opinion.

NSFW-ish


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Nudity in classic art is allowed.
 
6 days ago  

Kalyco Jack: Gruntbuggly: Now we know who wrote the hidden message, but the article doesn't actually say what the message is.  That's like describing a poem without quoting its verse.

It says "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!"


Ahhhh, like he was cumming?
 
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6 days ago  
For some reason I'd always thought "The Scream" had been painted by Van Gogh.
 
6 days ago  

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MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
 
6 days ago  
The "hidden" message was found 117+ years ago, it was just assumed to be vandalism until recently.  This is what it looks like in infrared, for anybody else that thought a picture might be helpful:

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(It's actually not very helpful)
 
6 days ago  

Rezurok: The "hidden" message was found 117+ years ago, it was just assumed to be vandalism until recently.  This is what it looks like in infrared, for anybody else that thought a picture might be helpful:

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(It's actually not very helpful)


Cool, thanks for posting that
 
6 days ago  

coldcuts: Peaked with 'the Sin', in my opinion.

NSFW-ish


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No I haven't, you farks. I've spent time viewing your farking pop up.
 
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5 days ago  
"Dali is a homo"
 
5 days ago  

cfreak: Gruntbuggly: Now we know who wrote the hidden message, but the article doesn't actually say what the message is.  That's like describing a poem without quoting its verse.

FTA:
The message "Can only have been painted by a madman," scrawled and barely visible in the top left-hand corner of the painting, has been the subject of debate for decades and was widely believed to have been an act of vandalism by a viewer of the piece.

It's the second paragraph. I would complain but I know none of us read the articles.


Huh. I read that and didn't catch that that was the phrase, given the lack of proper punctuation. Thought it was someone's commentary on the subject.

/ shrug
 
5 days ago  
For the actual information, you had to click the first link in the article:
It explained why he painted it, and what the message was:

(cut/paste)"The blood-red sky had the effect of making him feel hugely anxious," Bartrum told CNN via telephone. "The artwork is very much a reflection of Munch's personal mood."

(cut/paste) "And the artist wrote an inscription in German on the black and white lithograph version which reads: "I felt the great scream throughout nature." Hands over its ears, the ghostly figure is in fact blocking out nature's scream."


What's particularly annoying: The sunset was probably spot on, not abstract, and he was having a 'great disturbance in the force' moment:  The blood red sunsets were the effect of Krakatoa blowing up on the other side of the planet...
 
5 days ago  

Rezurok: The "hidden" message was found 117+ years ago, it was just assumed to be vandalism until recently.  This is what it looks like in infrared, for anybody else that thought a picture might be helpful:

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(It's actually not very helpful)


All I know is the last word is uterus.
 
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