Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' may not actually be screaming at all | ITV News

Published on 21 Mar 2019, 22:55
The Scream is one of the most famous images in the world (as well as becoming the face of a 90s horror movie franchise).

But if you see a man screaming when you look at it, you may have been looking at it all wrong.

Curators at the British Museum, where a black and white lithograph of Edvard Munch's masterpiece has now been installed, say it doesn't show someone emitting a scream at all.

In fact, they say actually depicts someone hearing one.

The revelation comes from a small inscription by Munch on the lithograph which is missing from the better-known coloured-in version, and which references Munch's inspiration for creating it.

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