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20+ Modern Twists on Edvard Munch’s Masterpiece ‘The Scream’

The Scream in Pop Culture

Other artists have opted for a more playful approach to The Scream, as they've comically inserted characters from pop culture into the solemn scene. These clever references include:

Squidward from Spongebob Squarepants

Edvard Munch The Scream Painting

Photo: Pinterest

Homer Simpson from The Simpsons

Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro

Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Joker from Batman

Edvard Munch The Scream Painting

Photo: Ben Chen

C-3PO from Star Wars


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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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