The Edvard Munch Museum; Tricked but not Disappointed27 February 2013
'The Scream??' I think to myself? 'One of the most famous paintings in the world isn't in the Louvre or MoMA but in Oslo? I've got to go!'
My little art history nerd heart was all a flutter when I realized I was going to see one of the most iconic images in human history. So, imagine my frustration when I found I had been lied to!
Well, not entirely. But mostly.
|Entrance to the museum|
The Munch Museum itself is a little out of the way; it's not in the city center but, with Oslo being so small, it is still reachable by walking. The cost to enter isn't so bad if you're a student (about $9) but then again everything is expensive in Norway.
|A sketch and the final painting of The Madonna|
After enjoying comparing sketches and paintings I turned a corner only to see this:
'Well that's not quite right.' I thought to myself, 'It's supposed to be brighter. This is pastel. Where's the painting?' I looked around. There were several more pastel sketches of The Scream, but not the iconic painting that I knew.
Turns out, the painting that is most recognizable is at the center of Oslo in the National Museum. To my disappointment, it was closed when I ventured over there to see the painting.
|Self-portrait in Hell, detail|
Have you ever been disappointed by a tourist attraction?