A gifted Norwegian painter and printmaker, Edvard Munch not only was his country's greatest artist, but also played a vital role in the development of German expressionism. His work often included the symbolic portrayal of such themes as misery, sickness, and death. The Cry (or The Scream), probably his most familiar painting, is typical in its anguished expression of isolation and fear.
Mr. Munch sure captured how I feel when my head aches!