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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Scream

What makes a piece of art popular or timeless. "The Scream" is a very recognizable work. Why is that?

For me I could always relate to the way the subject stood alone in a drab and dreary world.. I could relate to the frustration.

Don't get me wrong I am a pretty happy go lucky guy, but we all have periods in our life that test us.

I also think it looks like a jumbo size bozo the clown punching bag!


Hilda said...

LOL! If you can't have the real painting… ;)

You're right about "The Scream" being easily recognizable. It's quite popular too—it shows up in the oddest places. Remember the movie "Home Alone?"

Lori said...

haha, it definitely does look like a punching bag :)

Kris McCracken said...

Very odd, but I like it. What next, a blow up Mona Lisa? We could have fun with some Ruebens!

Actually, I'm pretty sure that you can already buy them on the 'net somewhere... :)

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

I was staring quite a while at this picture trying to reat that face and the hands that are covering the ears(?). The emotion you describe in the text is very evocative.

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