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Mysterious message on “The Scream” was written by Edvard Munch himself, experts reveal – CBS News

For decades, the art world has wondered who scrawled the message, “Could only have been painted by a madman!” on one of the world’s most famous paintings.

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Barely visible in the top left-hand corner of one of the world’s most famous paintings are the words, “Could only have been painted by a madman!” For years, curators and art historians have wondered who wrote it.
After decades of debate, experts¬†confirmed this week that the artist himself, Edvard Munch, is responsible for the inscription on his most famous work, “The Scream.”¬†
According to The National Museum of Norway, a Danish art critic first noticed the inscription during an exhibition in Copenhagen…

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