Edvard Munch, The Scream.
A scream that shakes humanity, a scream that resounds in the world since 1893, a scream whose echo will never stop. Edward Munch, an expressionist painter of the second half of the nineteenth century, fights the world with this painting. All human suffering is summed up in strong color brushstrokes; The whole universe of the painting is torn in a swirl of emotions and feelings. A dull scream that does not listen with the ears but with the eyes. A mute scream that directly affects the observer’s heart. A scream of those who suffered, suffers and will suffer for the rest of their lives. Munch paints the actuality of human existence, but at the same time the past and the future, the human condition has never changed in the centuries: suffering will always plague man as a hidden shadow ready to take over the first symptom of sagging.
Samuele Iacopini (Breathing Art).