Edvard Munch by jordan jewsbury

BORN IN NORWAY on December 12th, 1863, Munch was an influential expressionist artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some of his masterpieces include The Scream, Madonna, and The Sick Child. He spent the years 1889-1909 studying in France and Germany before moving back to Norway where he died on January 23rd, 1944.

MUNCH CREATED over 200 works of art that depict the struggles of human life, specifically his. He expressed his loneliness, anxiety, and other struggles in life through art. This has gained him and his work world wide recognition.

The Seine at Saint-Cloud, Jealousy, and Anxiety

"No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love." -Edvard Munch

The Scream

MUNCH'S WORK expressed the internal distress most people felt during his time. His most known piece, The Scream, depicts a sexless being making a face of horror/distress with the intention of representing the common human. The common theme between Munch's work is the human life is not always as happy and easy as it is made out to be.

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