Monday, April 19, 2010

The Volcano and Edvard Munch


I was waiting for this one. This morning, it came courtesy of the London Daily Mail.

Remember the occasional supermarket tabloid shot of a volcano, forest fire, or some natural disaster -- complete with eyes, nose and gaping maw with fangs? "Satan's Face Seen In Eruption" or some similar headline?

Well, it's not Satan today. It's Edvard Munch's famous "Scream" painting. And while the tabloid shots are nearly always doctored, I think this one's a natural photograph. Volcanoes can have multiple craters.

Still gave me a chuckle, though.

2 comments:

Palm boy said...

If you turn this photo upside down, it is a far more fearsome looking image. Giant robot devouring man kind.

No, really.

Solameanie said...

LOL. But there need to be fangs.