The Scream (1893) by: Edvard Munch. I chose this painting to study because I saw it in a book once and it caught my eye because of how simple yet elegant it is. The subject matter is a person screaming, Edward Munch called it a "study of the soul, that is to say the study of my own self." Edvard hoped to achieve the protagonist's emotions to reflect throughout the surrounding scenery, to create a symbolic plane for the expression of internal being. An examination of the painting tool place in 2010, The pigment analysis revealed painting use of cadmium yellow, vermilion, ultramarine and viridian among other pigments of the 19th century.