My reproduction version of The Scream. Acrylic Painting on Wood by Donna Léger. – The Scream is the popular name given to a composition created by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch in 1893. The original German title given by Munch to his work was Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature), and the Norwegian title is Skrik (Shriek). The agonized face in the artwork has become one of the most iconic images of art, seen as symbolizing the anxiety of the human condition.