The world’s most famous angst-ridden person is placed in numerous funny situations, and Arvid also shows how 17 well known artists (Picasso, Miro, Klee, Michelangelo, van Gogh, Moore, Dali, Cezanne, Duchamp, Gragg, Magritte, Van Eyck, Chagall, Hokusai, etc) could have incorporated ”Scream” in their art work.
The experienced art journalist Arvid Bryne , who was Arvid’s editor during more than two years when Arvid produced about 100 versions of “The Scream” to be printed every Saturday in the Norwegian daily Dagbladet, has written micro-biographies about these artists, and also a brief presentation of the life and art of Arvid Andreassen.
This is a delicate, humorous book, perfect for gifts and souvenirs, with 100 pages in colour, with glossy softcover and format 21 x 25 cm.
”Scream” is published in both English and Norwegian by publishing house Melhus Communication as, Jon Morten Melhus:
English edition ”Scream”: ISBN 82-997 166-1-6.
Norwegian edition ”Skrik”: ISBN 82-997 166-0-8.
studied at The Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Back then, his days began with drawing for two hours at the Norwegian daily Aftenposten before going to school. He has been drawing ever since. His cartoon drawings with his distinctive signature have been published in many countries. He has won prizes and honour in the Netherlands, Turkey, Japan and Bosnia Herzegovina. Being the only Norwegian, he has received an honourable two-page long mention in “Who’s Who in Satire and Humour”, an international review of satirical and critical cartoonists. For several stints of time, he has also drawn for the Norwegian daily newspaper Dagbladet and he is a highly appreciated co-worker for lots of Norwegian magazines. He has published 12 paperback books with a selection of his cartoon drawings. In addition, he has illustrated around 200 school books for Universitetsforlaget, one of Norwayls largest academic publishing companies.
During the summer of 2005, he had the great honour of seeing 14 of his Munch-inspired Scream-drawings – several of them presented in this book – at the exhibition “Munch revisited” at the Henie Onstad Art Centre at Høvikodden in Oslo.