The Scream (After Edvard Munch)
Northwest Native masks are known for being very expressive, and when I saw an old Kwakiutl potlatch mask in the UBC Museum of Anthropology, the similarity between it and “The Scream” struck me immediately. I am, of course, referring to Edvard Munch’s iconic and famous painting. Artists have always been influenced by the work of other artists, and I have often wondered if it is possible that Edvard Munch may have seen photographs of Kwakiutl masks? Whether this is true we will never know, but the mask and the painting definitely led me to create this work.
Oil on canvas
38 x 52"
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