Thomasina (my Inner Woman) returns this week with another interpretation of a famous painting featuring iconic women. This one is slightly different, as in Edvard Munch’s original version of “The Scream” created in 1893, there are a couple of figures in the background of the famous screaming face, although in my (extremely limited) research I haven’t been able to find out who these figures are, male or female.
Thomasina hasn’t taken centre stage in this modern version of the classic, instead, she opted to be in the background and allow Tombie (my Inner Zombie) to recreate the iconic pose. Luckily for all of us, his fingers, nose and eyebrows all remained intact and didn’t fall off into the rapidly flooding pier – that would have been quite hard to explain later, although Tombie would have probably picked others up from somewhere if they had misled.
The red skies in Munch’s version of the painting were inspired by the red skies caused by the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883/84, which caused widespread travel disruption and multiple flights being cancel… oh. Sorry. I’m thinking of a different volcano there.
However, this image retains some of the original’s look, but is still completely different, which is the aim of this series.
Tombie suffered from lockjaw for two to three weeks after this painting was created and all he could do was grunt, but nobody really noticed as this is how he communicates anyway. Well, he is a zombie after all, with only one thing on his mind. Brains.
Next week’s painting is the one that caused the most trouble. It is the nightmare painting, so this week’s leads into it quite nicely. I shall say no more for now.