I presume everyone already knows "The scream", Edvard Munch's most famous piece of art. The artist was a tortured soul and this painting is nothing but a reflection of his own personal despair. The distorted shapes, the loneliness of the figure and the violent swirling colours seem to jump off the painting in such a dramatic way, creating panic and chaos all over the place.

 
Munch made a diary entry in January 1892, which is widely associated with the creation of The Scream : 
"I was out walking with two friends - the sun began to set - suddenly the sky turned blood-red - I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on a fence - there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city - my friends walked on, and there I still stood, trembling with fear - and I sensed an endless scream passing through nature."  
     Exactly the same scene is recreated in a surreal short film, realized by Sebastian Cosor, a romanian animation director and graphic artist. Edvard Munch's work comes alive in the most bizarre way possible, the background music (Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig in the Sky") making the animation even trippier than the original painting.  The video is absolutely incredible and utterly beyond awsome and that's why it was a double-winning film at Anim’est in 2011 (Anim’est is the only animation film festival in Bucharest and the most important Romanian one - over 2200 shorts and features screened and an audience of approx. 75,000 in the first 5 editions. Sebastian's interpretation of 'The Scream' won "The Best Romanian Award" and "The Best Film" in the Balkanimation section. 
    I highly recommend you to watch (and re-watch) this! 


And just when you thought things couldn't get any sicker, here's the winter version! :)
JoshieE
5/26/2012 16:09:00

friggin awesome!!!

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