Another ME that had me baffled AF years ago before knowing of The Mandela Effect. I looked up The Scream and found that the artist was not Vincent Van Gogh, but Edward Munch. Who???
I had been an art fan since Jr. High school and I had never heard of this Munch guy before and that was besides the fact that in my art class, we'd had a whole discussion about Van Gogh, his mental illness, and this painting.
If it wasn't for the comments in this ME video today, I would have still been thinking that I had made a mistake about the artist for many years. The video was about the name of so-called artist Edward Munch/Edvard Munch, but I and many other people remembered The Scream being painted by Van Gogh. Whew! I wasn't mistaken after all.
My personal memories of this painting is learning about it in 8th grade. In addition to learning that Van Gogh was mentally ill, I was also studying college psychology textbooks because I wanted to understand they way people thought and I wanted to be a psychologist when I grew up.
For me, the painting looked like it had been painted by a mentally ill person because of the brush strokes and theme of the painting itself. It actually kind of creeped me out.
Fast forward to 2015 or so and me at 30-something looking up my favorite works of art online only to discover that a very well-know painting was painted by someone I had never heard of before.
Anyway to make a long story short, today after seeing the comments in the video, I know that in some other reality, Van Gogh painted The Scream. Here's Proof:
Why would "Van Gogh Scream" come up in a search if Van Gogh never created this painting?
If Van Gogh never painted The Scream, why would the suggestions in a search list many variations of "Van Gogh The Scream"?
Just like Ed McMahon and Publisher's Clearinghouse, it's now just a "misconception" that Van Gogh painted The Scream.
Knowing multiple languages is a plus when looking for ME residue. When you search "the scream" in several languages, Van Gogh is listed as the artist.
I don't know much Hebrew, but with the help of Google Translate, I can see that this is listed as a Van Gogh painting.
It's listed everywhere as a Van Gogh painting, although some sites give me errors when I click on the links. You can still see in the URL, though.
There is plenty of merchandise sold under "Van Gogh's The Scream". I guess they all have the "wrong" artist, unbeknownst to the merchants.
In a few years, are they going to say that Da Vinci never painted The Mona Lisa? Let's keep an eye on our favorite paintings in case the artist changes!