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Edvard Munch, "The Scream"




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Edvard Munch's famous paintings, "The Scream" and "Madonna," were stolen from the Munch Museum in Oslo on Sunday, August 22, in a bold heist as tourists looked on.

Munch Paintings Stolen from Museum in Oslo

The February issue of Sky & Telescope reports that Edvard Munch's blood-red sky in his most famed work was produced, not by his imagination, but by detritus from the eruption of the Indonesian volcano Krakatoa. Krakatoa had erupted on August 27, 1883, the haze had just reached Norway, causing the most luridly colorful sunsets seen in generations.

"Stratospheric Echo Locates
Munch's Scream"

Tim Radford, for Guardian Unlimited

"Astronomical Sleuths Link Krakatoa to Edvard Munch's Painting The Scream"
Sky & Telescope

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