Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"We ALL Scream..." - Updated Edvard Munch's "The Scream" - by Tod C Steele

" We ALL Scream...." ©2013 Tod C Steele - Acrylic 20 x 16 - 

I dont know about you but this painting by Munch never set right with me. Here the little fellow's at the beach ....and he's screaming in anguish?

Come on. I don't buy it.

He should be having the time of his life at the sea with all that fresh salt air and a lovely boardwalk to watch a glorious sunset from.

Then it hit the original painting most of the boardwalk on the left was cut off even though he's clearly looking that direction. So what exactly is he looking at that's making him so emotional?

I am here to gladly tell you that his scream is not born of pain but rather of unspeakable delight! Munch simply failed to put in the standard ice cream cart that graces every boardwalk in the world! Therefore I added the cart and now it all makes perfect sense and all is well!

And best of all, the little guy no longer has to scream alone either, because after all...we all scream for....well, you know... an afterthought maybe this should be titled: "I(ce) Scream"?  :-)


  1. Masterful and insightful!

  2. Once again... very funny. Love your work.

    1. Thank you, Eva! I really appreciate very much your comments and I love your work too! Wonderful, loose and serene landscapes - great work!! :-)

  3. Ha ha! Love your sense of humour - as well as artistic style :)

  4. Thank you, Keena! So happy you enjoyed the work. Say, I really like your work, especially the 'METAMORPHOSIS and SYNTHESIS SERIES' - way to go! Original and very well done! :-)