Edvard Munch Art

Edvard Munch Art

Edvard Munch (December 12, 1863, Loten, Norway - January 23, 1944, Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian Symbolist/Expressionism painter, whose intense, evocative treatment of psychological and emotional themes was a major influence on the development of Expressionism in the early 20th century. Munch is acclaimed to be the greatest artist of Norway and a father of Expressionism.

The purpose of Expressionism and Symbolism is to show emotions that the artist feels in hopes that the viewer will be stirred and feel them as well. The artist is not concerned with reality as it appears but with its inner nature and with the emotions aroused by the subject. To achieve these ends, the subject is frequently exaggerated, distorted, or otherwise altered in order to stress the emotional experience in its most intense and concentrated form. Munch's subject matter is symbolist in content, depicting a state of mind rather than an external reality. Munch maintained that the Impressionism idiom did not suit his art. Interested in portraying not a random slice of reality, but situations with emotional content and expressive energy, Munch carefully calculated his compositions to create a tense atmosphere.

Munch favoured a shallow pictorial space, a minimal backdrop for his frontal figures. Since poses were chosen to produce the most convincing images of states of mind and psychological conditions, the figures impart a monumental, static quality. Munch's figures appear to play roles on a theatre stage, whose pantomime of fixed postures signify various emotions; since each character embodies a single psychological dimension, as in The Scream, Munch's men and women appear more symbolic than realistic.

The Scream (1893, originally called Despair), Munch's best-known painting, is one of the pieces in a series titled The Frieze of Life, in which Munch explored the themes of life, love, fear, death and melancholy. As with many of his works, he painted several versions of it. The Scream, his most famous work, is often seen as a symbol of modern humanity's spiritual despair.

Munch's pictures show his social awareness and his tendency to express many of the basic fears and anxieties of mankind. Edvard Munch places his feelings and emotions deep inside in his paintings. Munch's art works penetrate beyond external appearances to the inner conditions of the subjects he painted. He is a very talented artist, although, his life was more painful than you may think.

Munch spent the last decades of his life at Skoyen, Oslo, Norway. He died there on January 23, 1944, about a month after his 80th birthday. He left 1,000 paintings, 15,400 prints, 4,500 drawings and watercolors, and six sculptures to the city of Oslo, which built the Munch Museum at Toyen. The museum houses the broadest collection of his works. His works are also represented in major museums and galleries in Norway and around the world. "From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity."

Munch's art is now considered a significant force in modern art. His art is simple, direct, and vigorous in style, yet powerful in essence and in subject matter.

Google celebrated Munch's birthday in 2006 by changing the logo on the main page to a tribute to his well-known painting The Scream.

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  1. From Maridalen, 1881
  2. Self-Portrait, 1883
  3. Morning, 1884
  4. The Painter Jensen-Hjell, 1885
  5. The Sick Child, 1886
  6. Jurisprudence, 1887
  7. Laura, 1888
  8. Military Band on Karl Johan Street, 1889
  9. Portrait of Hans Jaeger, 1889
  10. Spring, 1889
  11. Summer Night (Inger on Shore), 1889
  12. Night in Saint Cloud, 1890
  13. Spring Day on Karl Johann, 1890
  14. Moonlight over Oslo Fjord, 1891
  15. Rue de Rivoli, 1891
  16. Evening on Karl Johan, 1892
  17. Melancholy, 1892
  18. Sister Inger, 1892
  19. Landscape, 1893
  20. Starry Night, 1893
  21. Summer Night's Dream (The Voice), 1893
  22. The Girl by the Window, 1893
  23. The Scream, 1893
  24. The Storm, 1893
  25. Anxiety, 1894
  26. Ashes, 1894
  27. Despair, 1894
  28. Red and White, 1894
  29. The Vampire, 1894
  30. Woman in Three Stages, 1894
  31. By the Deathbed, 1895
  32. Death in the Sickroom, 1895
  33. Jealousy, 1895
  34. Madonna, 1895
  35. Melancholy, 1895
  36. Puberty, 1895
  37. Self-Portrait with Burning Cigarette, 1895
  38. The Day After, 1895
  39. The Voice, 1895
  40. Melancholy, 1896
  41. Nude, 1896
  42. Paris Nude, 1896
  43. Separation, 1896
  44. Young Girl on the Shore, 1896
  45. Mother and Daughter, 1897
  46. The Kiss, 1897
  47. Moon, 1898
  48. The Kiss, 1898
  49. Girls on a Bridge, 1900
  50. Golgotha, 1900
  51. The Dance of Life, 1900
  52. Winter Night, 1900
  53. Girls, 1901
  54. Girls on the Jetty, 1901
  55. The Beast, 1901
  56. Street in Asgardstrand, 1902
  57. The Dance on the Shore, 1902
  58. Girls on the Jetty, 1903
  59. The Four Sons of Dr. Max Linde, 1903
  60. Generations, 1904
  61. Self Portrait (Against Two-Colored Background), 1904
  62. Self-Portrait with a Wine Bottle, 1906
  63. Couple on the Shore (From the Reinhardt Frieze), 1907
  64. Crying Girl, 1907
  65. Death of Marat II, 1907
  66. Two Girls (From the Reinhardt Frieze), 1907
  67. Self Portrait in Copenhagen, 1909
  68. The Scream, 1910
  69. Winter Kragero, 1912
  70. Self Portrait, 1919
  71. Self Portrait (In Distress), 1919
  72. Meeting, 1921
  73. Nude by the Wicker Chair, 1929
  74. Self Portrait, 1940
  75. Self Portrait, Between Clock and Bed, 1942

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