Fenton Arts

Stories of a Painter and a Filmmaker

work after the year 2000 » After the Scream

oil on birch panel 12″x 14″ (2006)

In the midst of his middle class life, the nude figure curls up on a sofa almost in a fetal position. He emotes a feeling that is best depicted by Edvard Munch in the painting The Scream. A copy of The Scream hangs over the fireplace. Fenton suggests that the social isolation and the resulting melancholia causes the colors of the figure’s environment to intensify and distort as the nude figure contemplates his life.