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...