Madness and Melancholy in the Art of Edvard Munch

"Golgotha" by Edvard Munch

“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.” --Edvard Munch, written in his journal in 1892You’ve seen “T … [Read more...]