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Video: Edvard Munch and Pink Floyd — The Great Scream in Nature

In this short video, Romanian animator Sebastian Cosor brings together two haunting works from different times and different media: The Scream, by Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), and “The Great Gig in the Sky,” by the British rock band Pink Floyd.

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Running time: 3:23



Munch painted the first of four versions of The Scream in 1893. He later wrote a poem describing the apocalyptic vision behind it:

I was walking along the road with two Friends

the Sun was setting — the Sky turned a bloody red

And I felt a whiff of Melancholy — I stood

Still, deathly tired — over the blue-black

Fjord and City hung Blood and Tongues of Fire

My Friends walked on — I remained behind

— shivering with anxiety — I felt the Great Scream in Nature


This post is adapted from an essay by Mike Springer writing for Open Culture.

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This entry was posted on February 16, 2019 by in Art and Cinema, Music, Opinion Leaders, Poetry and tagged , .

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