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September 08, 2004

The Scream

Edvard Munch's The Scream may have been inspired by an Inca mummy from Paris' Musée de l'Homme now undergoing CT scans at Florence's Museum of Natural History.

"It"s the strong resemblance that struck us. Basically, the images of the 'The Scream' and the mummy can be overlapped," Piero Mannucci of Florence University told Discovery News. The idea that Edvard Munch got his inspiration for "The Scream" from a Peruvian mummy is not new.

Already in 1978, in the exhibition catalogue "Symbols and Images of Edvard Munch," National Gallery of Art, Washington, the renowned Munch scholar Robert Rosenblum, professor of modern European art at New York University, suggested a possible link with an Inca mummy now kept at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 8, 2004 09:14 AM

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