TIL that Edvard Munch’s famous painting “The Scream” was painted on cardboard

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I’m suddenly no longer sad for bring unable to afford proper mediums to paint on.

RipVanWinklesWife

TIL cardboard existed in 1893.

illinoishokie

Wow did not expect that. This is a very unexpected and amazing tidbit.

octropos

All of them, or just the ‘main’ one?

-SaC

Mm. It’s kind of a problem. The galleries that have his most famous paintings can’t really put them on display for very long, since light and air slowly but surely destroys them. He did a ton of amazing pencil-sketches as well, that have the same problem, just worse. Imagine the dread involved when moving these..

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