The Scream

  • The Scream - Oil on Canvas by William C. Turner
The Scream

In reviewing the works of Edward Munch and Francis Bacon I was challenged to see how I could represent Munch’s The Scream using a vehicle. The result is this piece. With an old Pontiac representing America’s “glory days” of automotive manufacture… big cars with beautiful chrome, wide whitewalls and distinctive appearances to distinguish them from each other. Gasoline was not a issue then. The raised hood represents the scream, the two old men walking away represent part of the “greatest generation”, veterans who fought to keep the world free and are now in the decline of their years as they head off into the sunset. The bridge in disrepair represents where we seem to be heading – unless things are reversed. 30″ x 40″.