The Scream of Extinction. 2022

The Scream of Extinction


YEAR:                  2022

MATERIALS:        acrylic paint wood gold frame

SIZE:                    210 x 125 x 5 cm (82,7 x 49,2 x 1,9 in)

CATERGORY:      unique

LOCATION:          Galerie Dennie Boxem Zwolle

PRICE:                 on request

Edvard Munch (1863-1944) painted The Scream in 1893, on a fjord, where he felt exhausted and depressed, as “he sensed an infinite scream passing through nature. … The agonised face became one of the most iconic images of art, seen as symbolising the anxiety of the modern human.

Whether Munch actually felt the scream, or used nature it to depict his own ill state of mind, Boxems remake makes the actual scream of nature crystal clear by adding numerous animals on the verge of extinction.


Depicted animals:

  • Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoids Abingdonii). ‘Lonesome George’ extinct 24-6-2012
  • Scarlet Macaw (Ara Macao). Wild population ±300
  • Vaquita (Phocoena Sinus). Population ±10
  • Amur Panther (Panthera Pardus Orientalis). Population ±84
  • Borneo Orangutan (Pongo Pygmaeus). Population ±55.000
  • Javan Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Sondaicus). Population ±75
  • Screaming human. Population 8.095.013138