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<< The first version of "The Scream" was released in 1893. It depicts a dark humanlike figure clutching its head in apparent horror against the backdrop of a swirling, red-orange sky >>
<< In 2004, American astronomers theorised that Munch had painted a sky brightly coloured by particle pollution from the 1883 Krakatoa volcanic eruption >>
<< But the new paper, presented at a meeting of the European Geosciences Union in Vienna, [Helene Muri, a researcher at the University of Oslo] said he more likely depicted a rare sighting of "mother-of-pearl" clouds over Oslo >>
Mariette Le Roux. Weird clouds may have inspired 'The Scream': scientists. Apr. 24, 2017.