Nacreous Clouds and The Scream.

Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

Scientists are speculating that perhaps the inspiration for Munch’s The Scream may have been rare nacreous clouds, rather than a volcanic outburst. There is a definite resemblance, I must say. No one will ever really know, but I’m glad I got to learn about and look at nacreous clouds!

Via Raw Story.


  1. Ice Swimmer says

    The photo is breathtaking. Seeing that on in the sky, like somebody had gone crazy with oil paints, pastels, fibers and who knows what.

    Also, somehow this adds another layer to “The Scream”.

  2. says

    I was stunned when I looked up Nacreous clouds. So many photos, and like you say, it looks like an artist went a little nuts. I had never heard of these clouds before. And I can easily imagine just what such clouds may have done to Munch’s imagination, too!

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