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"Can only have been painted by a madman."

Words by Edvard Munch in tiny letters in the most famous version of "The Scream," The Art Newspaper reports. Can we be sure that the artist wrote these words? Mai Britt Guleng, the curator of Old Masters and modern paintings at the National Museum of Norway, says yes. First, the handwriting matches up to other samples of Munch's handwriting. Second, the writing is tiny: “Had this been an act of vandalism by another person, the size of the letters would probably have been larger and the whole tex...
Tags: Art, Writing, Law, Munch, Edvard Munch, Reuters, Don, Kiki, Ann Althouse, Insanity, Mai Britt Guleng, Guleng, The Scream, Destruction Of Art, National Museum of Norway

"On the way to the game camera, I hear a 'hey.' Of course, me being by myself in the woods not thinking anybody else is anywhere around, it startled me, shocked me."

"I hear, 'I’m naked,' and I looked down and he’s standing there in the middle of the creek. He’s not wearing anything at all." Said Casey Sanders, quoted in "Video goes viral after hunter finds naked man in woods" (WGN9), a story from 2014 that I ran across today. After a couple of minutes questioning the man, trying to determine if his mental state was stable enough to approach, the man told Sanders he had been drinking creek water and eating rotten crab apples. He then asked the hunter if h...
Tags: Law, Naked, Viral Video, Sanders, Hunter, Jeffrey Toobin, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Althouse, The Scream, Casey Sanders

‘The Scream’ Is Fading. New Research Reveals Why.

The art world is increasingly turning to scientific analysis of pigments to find out how time has changed some famous paintings.
Tags: Art, News, Color, Research, Museums, Mass, Van Gogh, Munch, Vincent, Munch Museum, Laboratories and Scientific Equipment, Oslo (Norway, Jennifer L, Edvard, Scientific Analysis of Fine Art, The Scream