Every autumn, pumpkins are carefully selected and carved into exaggerated comic or grotesque caricatures, evoking a wide range of emotion from humor, to fright or sadness.
Dr. Cara Iovino, a chiropractor in Roswell, Georgia, found inspiration in a famous painting for carving her very first pumpkin, this month. Her rendition is pictured above. Art lovers, can you guess the source of her creative inspiration?
This famous painting, known as The Scream or The Cry was painted in 1893 by Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch (1863-1944). The Scream is the painting that he is most remembered by. Edvard Munch was known for painting subject matter dealing with human emotion. This expressive painting transformed well into a carved pumpkin, don't you think?
Dr. Cara Iovino did a terrific job conveying the emotion of the painting in this artistic, carved pumpkin. Want to carve Dr. Cara's, The Scream Pumpkin? Here's a close-up photo of The Scream. (see photo at left.)
Notice that the carvings made are just deep enough to give shape to the hands, mouth, eyes and nose, but are not cut entirely through the pumpkin, thus lending the reddish glow to the jack-o-lantern when lit. The focus remains on the expressive face instead of the inside of the pumpkin, as it should.
We've posted more photographs of decorated and carved pumpkins and autumn pumpkin displays on our Pinterest autumn page, so please visit Journey to Natural Living on Pinterest, if you haven't already.
Special Thanks Dr. Cara Iovino, for sharing your terrific pumpkin carving photographs with us.
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