When looking at the slightly haunting painting, “The Scream” by Edvard Munch, it’s hard to believe that the artist was inspired by a place on Earth—yet, he was. On the Valhallveien in Oslo, Norway, it is believed that the sharp turn overlooking the city below is the exact spot that Munch had in mind.
In a survey of Edvard’s diary, scholars found an entry that revealed it all. Munch was walking one day as the sun was setting when he felt a wave of anxiety wash over him. He sensed an “infinite scream passing through nature” as the sky turned bright orange and blood red in the sunset.
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