The Scream by Edvard Munch, Squared

Much admired and copied throughout popular culture, Edvard Munch’s iconic Scream was created as an expression of his personal emotions and turmoil. Painted in 1893, and identifiable by its now famous open-mouthed screaming figure, The Scream is characterised by expressive, fluid lines and sweeping colour.

  • The ScreamMuch admired and copied throughout popular culture, Edvard Munch’s iconic Scream was created as an expression of his personal emotions and turmoil. Painted in 1893, and identifiable by its now famous open-mouthed screaming figure, The Scream is characterised by expressive, fluid lines and sweeping colour. Munch’s palette leans towards more muted and melancholy tones, perhaps again symbolic of his inner monologue and feelings.

    Munch favoured mixed media, using oil, pastel, tempera and crayon to create the swirling, undulating lines of agony that pervade this intense and striking work of art. There are two versions of this painting, one in The National Gallery and another in the Munch Museum, both in Oslo. Our Art Squared homage to Munch’s best known painting offers the subdued, serious palette of Munch, transformed into a modern, stylish print.

    Find out more about our Art Squared collection 

  • Dimensions

    Width: 420mm (16.5”). Height: 588mm (23.1”).

    Medium

    Giclée print with pigment inks.

    Substrate

    100% cotton, mould-made, 225gsm matt-finish archival paper. 

     

  • Please select the 'Framed' option above.

    Prints are framed professionally, to order, by a Guild Commended Framer using archival-quality materials and usually ship within 7 working days.

    We have chosen a simple wooden frame with a modern, black finish and the framed print is sealed at the back to prevent dust from entering. D-ring attachments and hanging cord are also fitted, so your print will arrive ready to hang.

    High-quality acrylic is used in place of glass for all shipped orders. It is visibly identical, but should not be cleaned or polished with abrasives.

    The price shown on this page includes shipping anywhere in the world, so no additional charge will be added at checkout. We package framed prints carefully to protect them from damage during shipping. Once shipped, we will send you a tracking number.

    The overall dimensions of the frame are: Width = 450mm, Height = 618mm, Depth = 24mm. The frame itself is 22mm wide all around.

  • For a limited time, shipping to all destinations is free.

    We take great care with packaging to help ensure that your print reaches you in excellent condition. Unframed prints are wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and shipped in thick-walled tubes with secured end caps.

    We ship worldwide. Depending on the destination, orders for multiple prints may arrive in multiple packages.

    UK orders are usually delivered within two working days. International orders are normally delivered within 5–10 working days.


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Leonardo da Vinci

The Art Squared Collection

The idea for Art Squared first came to me back when I was studying art history. Even though I loved classical paintings, I preferred a more modern aesthetic. And while decorating my home, I found that hanging copies of some of the old classics didn’t really work alongside contemporary décor. So I began to wonder if there was a way to capture some of what I loved about these works and render it in a modern form.

The result is Art Squared. The process is one of careful and deliberate abstraction to a grid of five by seven squares that seeks to capture the colours of the original work along with something of the composition. It is not a case of simply pixellating old paintings – which gives a crude result full of meaningless browns and greys – but rather a precise reframing and recolouring in order to create pleasing compositions that work on their own, irrespective of whether a viewer knows anything about the paintings on which they are based.

So, in making these prints, I didn’t feel burdened by the need to represent the original paintings too closely. I wanted to produce something new, albeit strongly inspired by art that’s old, familiar and loved.

Peter Dean, London, 2018

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