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Topic: Art (01/18/07)
TITLE: Undone By a Scream
By Suzette Parker
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I was 16. It was my first time inside a museum. It was the Museum of Modern Art. It was New York, 1985.
I stood there frozen, so struck by the image on the wall that I had to sit down. I sat on the nearest bench and stared at the face and body contorted in horror, painted on the canvas before me. It was ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch and it was the first time I had ever been so undone by a single image. Sure movies had moved me, even burned scenes on my brain but this was different-so much emotion conveyed in one image.
I felt the terror and wondered deeply what had stirred such an image in Munch’s head. I knew what would do it for me.
What if there was no God? No salvation, no heaven? Then how else could I respond to the evil in this world? My life would be utter despair, absolute chaos. There would be no hope, no hope.
What would be the end of man’s suffering? How would justice ever be done? And without eternal purpose, what sense of direction would I have?
Imagine if man were answerable to no one but himself-myself unanswerable to no one but me! What kind of world would we create if we were all driven by fleshly, selfish desires?
I too like the figure in ‘The Scream’ would shout in horror and give in to my darkest fears and woes.
But thank God, there is a God and art though powerful does not predict my end. I know the end. No it is not drawn or painted, it is written.
Thank God, ‘IT IS WRITTEN’.
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