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Norway museum: Munch wrote 'madman' sentence on 'The Scream'

 

February 21, 2021



COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's National Museum says a small, barely visible sentence written with a pencil on Edvard Munch's 1893 masterpiece "The Scream" was penned by the Norwegian painter himself.

The painting which shows a waif-like figure cradling its head in its hands with its mouth agape, has become a global icon for the expression of human anxiety. The sentence — "can only have been painted by a madman" — was scribbled in the top left-hand corner.

The painting is being prepared to be exhibited at the new National Museum of Norway that is due to open in Oslo, the Norwegian...



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