The Swansea Scream

24 May

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I’ve finished my fake painting of “The Scream” by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. He made several versions of the same topic, in paint, pastel and lithography, and I copied this little-known one that he painted after a visit to Swansea in 1893. There was a large Norwegian presence in South Wales at the time with Norwegian churches on the docksides of Swansea and Cardiff. The famous author Roald Dahl is one of the Norwegian Welsh and there were many Norwegians living, working and settling in the two Welsh ports. Although most of Munch’s versions were based on a fjord overlooking Oslo, this one clearly shows the distinctive coastline of Mumbles in the background, as it would have been viewed from the Swansea promenade.

You can see the stages of the painting below.

 

I made up the bit about Swansea, by the way 😀

Come and join in with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club , led by artist Ed Sumner, on Fridays at 12 noon to paint a masterpiece. It’s free or a donation for those who are able to afford one. It’s great fun too.

4 Responses to “The Swansea Scream”

  1. Koz Myk May 24, 2020 at 22:17 #

    Love It.
    For ages my FB profile picture was ‘The Scream’

  2. Helen Cherry May 24, 2020 at 22:02 #

    hahaha ! I love this Rose and you did make me laugh with the Swansea bit !

    • Rosie Scribblah May 25, 2020 at 22:20 #

      hehehe couldn’t resist it, but the idea was Husb’s lol 😀

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