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netartreview, 16 novembre 2003

The Scream

Two french pieces of entitled "Le Cri" ("The Scream"), one by Nicolas Clauss of and the second by Michael Sellam of

The title, "The Scream", comes from Edvard Munch's painting of 1893 illustrating the fear / angst / depression / helplessness brought on by modern living acutly felt in the artist more than anyone else. Munich himself stated of the day he conceived the painting...

"I was walking along the road with two friends.
The sun was setting.
I felt a breath of melancholy -
Suddenly the sky turned blood-red.
I stopped, and leaned against the railing, deathly tired -
looking out across the flaming clouds that hung like blood and a sword
over the blue-black fjord and town.
My friends walked on - I stood there, trembling with fear.
And I sensed a great, infinite scream pass through nature."

Here presented in digital media form (moving, sound, interactive) we see that while the form might advance and grow ever more sophisticated, the themes of artists remain the same.

Garrett Lynch

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