> C'mon Reg that's not fair man! I love that painting ... but there's > no directional context. > But: "I was out walking with two friends - the sun began to set - suddenly the sky turned blood-red - I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on a fence - there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city - my friends walked on, and there I still stood, trembling with fear - and I sensed an endless scream passing through nature." - Here the painter of The Scream, Edvard Munch, provides us with the insight into the inspiration for one of his most prolific works, in a poetic and chilling anecdote. I'd say the red sky *behind* the principal character provides significant context.