No pastel… no CRY!

Amazing!! While some still think drawings inferior to paintings… a pastel has become a few days ago the most expensive artwork ever sold (nearly USD 120 millions). Well maybe it’s time to rethink that one and perhaps too a few more pastels will be sold worldwide in the days to come! GOOD…

Apparently that version of The Scream was the only one with a text at the back and I found it so moving I wanted to share it with you… “I was walking along a path with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city. My friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.”

Some artists (probably the ones who waste their time looking at sunsets!) are true visionaries… seeing, before us all, what is coming. These daring ones who stop to look, who risk opening their hearts and let it crack open… (have no choice actually, it’s part of their trade) but those ones can “see” and “hear” what we apparently cannot bear to hear and block our ears to… nature’s “infinite scream”. No wonder it moves us so…

PS: An apology to my first readers who got my false friend translation, as in French the painting is called Le Cri – hence my Cry. In French too it means “the scream”… can’t think for now of a better title to this post however!

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