The Scream was painted by Edvard Munch in 1893. It's an oil painting and it shows a landscape and a man. The dramatic scenery includes a man who is screaming at the front and in the back there are two men. It is thought that it is based in the tormented life of the artist.
This type of work is typical of Expressionism, an art movement which started in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. The expressionism used violent colors and bitter images. Their work sometimes shows the theme of loneliness and misery.
The Scream was first exhibited in 1893. One of them (there are four copies), it was auctioned in 2012 and sold for nearly $ 120 million, being the most expensive artwork auctioned history. It was later donated to The National Gallery in Oslo, where it is now kept.