Contest #567: Ekeberg, Oslo, Norway

The Scream.jpg
By Edvard Munch – WebMuseum at ibiblio

This week’s contest takes us to Norway to visit the location that inspired Edvard Munch to create his most iconic work.

Known popularly and collectively as “The Scream”, Munch actually titled his work “Der Schrei der Natur”, German for “The Scream of Nature”. He produced 4 versions of the image, 2 in paint and 2 in pastel, between 1893 and 1910. He also did about 45 monochrome lithographs in 1895. You can see all of them in the gallery in the Wikipedia entry

That page full is of theories and conjectures on Munch’s inspiration and process but it also includes 2 very similar quotes from the painter — this one from is from his contemporary diary:

I was walking along the road with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature

Those stood there trembling with anxiety:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Wista
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • hhgygy

And those who walked on and found this place after the hint:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Gillian B
  • Martin de Bock
  • David Kozina
  • LawnBoy
  • Rob de Wolff
  • gscrp
  • Hilde Lambeir
  • Jason Hattermann