Saturday, 21 January 2012

You scream, we scream, we all scream for 'The Scream'

Continuing on from our art project last week, I got the Usborne Art Book fro Children out of the library. We have had it out before but didn't do much with it past reading it. This time though we picked the painting 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch. We talked about what the painting was actually about and read the background from the Usborne book.

Here is the original painting, in the Usborne book

The scream is actually how Munch describes the scene around him, and the scream is not coming from the person in the painting  but from the nature around. We had a really good talk about how sometimes when we walk in the woods the trees can sometimes sound like they are whispering to each other and as they are alive, maybe its possible they can talk to each other? We also spoke about how the atmosphere can change when a storm is brewing and how maybe nature could be frightened or even making a warning about the weather. All good food for thought. We used normal card but used our sparkly acrylic paints to create the different layers and swirls like in the painting, they used a mix of brush sizes. Piper and Ruben struggled to do the person in the painting, Piper managed in the end but Ruben decided against putting a person in his painting and did the scenery instead. 
And here are the children's versions of it:
This is Piper's
Ruben's version
Cordelia's version


  1. Looks good!

    We do quite a bit of stuff on famous artists, I think I'll have to see if the library has a copy of this.

  2. Brilliant - We love Usborne books and the art ones - we have the sticker one.

    Cool project.

  3. Thanks Ella, would highly recommend it!

  4. Oooh haven't seen the sticker one Katie, will have to look out for that!