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Thursday, August 31, 2006

A wail of a picture

Good news for art lovers -- Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" has been recovered after having been stolen for several months.

It will now be returned to its permanent home, in the Lair Hill neighborhood in Portland.

Comments (4)

Woohoo! Great news.

The Lair Hill Neighborhood? I assume this means the paintings will be mounted inside the aerial tram?

Actually I am not a great fan of this picture (I mean “The Scream”) but I am glad that it was found.

The only really famous painting I've seen up close. It came to Portland back in 1981 with a large retrospective of the work of Munch. He witnessed a lot of tragedy in his life the death by tuberculosis of his mother and a sister when he was young that had a big impact on him. He was quite skilled at engraving and did some very beautiful work that looks more conventional. Despite his obsession with death and abandonment he lived to a ripe old age and his work reflected towards the end of his life a more balanced and positive outlook.

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