Munch

Kiss, Edvard Munch

The Kiss. 1892.

Natt, Edvard Munch

Natt

Vampire, Edvard Munch

The Vampire, oil on canvas, was painted in 1893-94

Edvard Munch. Eye in Eye.

Edvard Munch. Eye in Eye. 1894. Oil on canvas. 136 x 110 cm. Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway.

Edvard Munch. Moonlight.

Edvard Munch. Moonlight. 1895. Oil on canvas. 93 x 110 cm. Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo, Norway.

Towards the Forest

Towards the Forest II, 1915
color woodblock

Seperation

Seperation (1893) Oil on canvas. Munch-Museum, Oslo, Norway.

melancholy

Melancholy (1891)

/Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker. His life and art were marked by the deaths of both parents, his brother, and his sister during his childhood, and the mental illness of another sister. He received little formal training, but the encouragement of a circle of artists in Christiania (now Oslo) and exposure to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism helped him develop a highly original style. It was principally through his work of the 1890s, a series of paintings on love and death in which he gave form to mysterious and dangerous psychic forces, that he made crucial contributions to modern art. The Scream (1893), his most famous work, is often seen as a symbol of modern humanity’s spiritual anguish. His etchings, lithographs, drypoints, and woodcuts closely resemble his paintings in style and subject matter. After a nervous breakdown in 1908 – 09, therapy lent his work a more positive, extroverted tone, but his art never recovered its former intensity. His work influenced the proponents of German Expressionism./