(3) To Represent Expressions and Feelings
Living in Victorian Norway, Edvard Munch’s famous The Scream, 1893, depicts a man who simply can no longer take the repressive dictates of his society, and explodes, letting out a primal scream.

 

THIS VISUAL CUTS OFF MOST OF THE PAINTING, THEREFORE DELETE AND REPLACE WITH ILLUSTRATION TITLED “MUNCH SCREAM”

 

 

 

This bottled up energy is so intense that the sound waves not only shake his  body, as if it were made of rubber, but also the water beneath the bridge and the sky above.
The sky is colored red and yellow further suggesting the shrieking intensity of the man’s scream.

Obviously, Munch perfectly captured the anxiety/neurosis of that individual. And the reason why the painting is famous, is that due to his skill, the audience can immediately grasp the message. They can empathize with the figure for they have been there and experienced that for themselves.