Edible Art: The Scream

Almost a year after creating Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night out of cake and ten months after turning graham crackers into Mark Rothko paintings, I was ready for another edible art history challenge. This time, I decided to make Edvard Munch’s expressionist masterpiece The Scream out of cake.

My cake took twelve hours, three tubs of icing, and oodles of love. I took the finished product all the way from my home in Pennsylvania to New York City, where I shared my digestible artwork with my fellow members of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Teen Advisory Group at our final meeting of the year.

Check out pictures of my screamin’ cake below! And to see other times I’ve had fun with The Scream, see the balloon re-creation of the painting that my siblings and I undertook, my Halloween costume, and my trip to Grounds for Sculpture.

 

 

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Picture Re-creation: The Scream (in Balloons!)

My older sister Julie and my older brother Ben gave me an incredible, one-of-a-kind gift for my seventeenth birthday: Julie, a professional balloon artist, offered to build Edvard Munch’s The Scream out of balloons, and Ben, a talented photographer, offered to take pictures of me posing as the screamer in front of the balloon creation.

Needless to say, I screamed with delight!

Julie’s unbelievable work is nothing short of a masterpiece in and of itself. I cannot thank Julie and Ben enough for this treat! Check out the inflatable results by clicking on the circles below.

For more screamin’ fun, look at my cake rendition of the painting, my Halloween costume, and my trip to Grounds for Sculpture!

An Art History Halloween

Boo! For a holiday that is all about terror, what painting is more appropriate than Edvard Munch’s The Scream? This Halloween, I dressed up as the legendary work of art – not as the ghoulish figure in the painting but as the painting itself!

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With my new The Scream shirt on my body, a howl on my face, and a frame around my neck, I know that my art history costume did the trick (and the treat) on October 31. If you want to see more art history Halloween costumes, check out these incredible Buzzfeed photos!

Sunday on the Island of Art History

Father’s Day became Daughter’s Day when I wanted to visit a local gem for an art history enthusiast: Grounds for Sculpture. On a beautiful, sprawling property in Hamilton, New Jersey, this verdant park showcases both modern sculptures by contemporary artists and, to my delight, sculptured re-creations of famous works of art history.

Making it my mission to find all of the sculptures that depict legendary masterpieces, I spent a charming day with my parents and some very familiar faces – a girl with a pearl earring, a boating party having lunch, and a disturbed man on a bridge, to name a few.

(If you are planning your own visit to this incredible stop, please note that it is no walk in the park – pun intended – to find these re-creations. Grounds for Sculpture does not label them with their original names or offer a map that organizes them.)

Grounds for Sculpture made art history come alive! Below are photographs that show me interacting with Seward Johnson’s sculptures. Listed below the photographs are the original paintings and their artists.

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