Entitled “The Scream,” it's reportedly a self-portrait Munch created during an “unstable” period of his life. No kidding.
What was his problem, exactly?
Maybe this quote gives us a clue:
“From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.”
Or this one:
“To die is as if one’s eyes had been put out and one cannot see anything anymore. Perhaps it is like being shut in a cellar. One is abandoned by all. They have slammed the door and are gone. One does not see anything and notices only the damp smell of putrefaction.”
I guess one can understand how he might have found that prospect terrifying.
Fortunately, there’s no need for any of us living today to be confused about eternity or to fear death. I have it on infallible authority that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life, and that anyone who repents and trusts in Him will spend all eternity in glory with Him. If you doubt it, please don’t wait another day to examine the evidence. This will get you started.