"...I can't remember anything
Can't tell if this is true or dream
Deep down inside I feel to scream
This terrible silence stops me
Now that the war is through with me
I'm waking up I can not see
That there is not much left of me
Nothing is real but pain now ..."


~ Metallica - One ...And Justice For All 1988

Edvard Munch's "The Scream" (or The Cry) 1893


"A gifted Norwegian painter and printmaker, Edvard Munch not only was his country's greatest artist, but also played a vital role in the development of German expressionism. His work often included the symbolic portrayal of such themes as misery, sickness, and death. The Cry, probably his most familiar painting, is typical in its anguished expression of isolation and fear."

Source: Pioch, Nicolas WebMuseum "Munch, Edvard" 16 Jul 2002.

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