The hidden message behind ‘The Scream’

There’s a high chance you’re familiar with the painting ‘The Scream’. It’s the one with the guy that looks like Voldemort, standing on a bridge looking shocked and holding his hands to his face. The artwork was painted by Edvard Munch in 1893, and for decades, researchers have debated the ‘hidden message’ written in the top left corner which reads, “Can only have been painted by a madman”. Who wrote the message? And what does it say about the meaning behind the artwork? We were joined by Sydney University professor of Art History and Visual Culture, Mark Ledbury on Tuesday Drive to help make sense of it all.

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