The explosion from the Krakatau volcano in 1883 was so strong that it unleashed a 130-foot tsunami and turned the skies red for months. But is it also responsible for this famous painting by Edvard Munch?
Last year saw not one but two record-breaking art sales—Cindy Sherman's Untitled #96 ($3.89 million) and Andreas Gursky's Rhein II ($4.3 million). Both paltry sums given the amount that Sotheby's just sold Edvard Munch's masterpiece for.
You've seen the painting, now watch the film! And what's more, it's a musical! Sebastian Cosor has filled in the backstory for the oft stolen expressionist painting with this surreal little tableau. Here's how Munch described the inspiration for the painting in 1892: