Edvard Munch Biography

Edvard Munch, December 12, 1863 - Ekely, January 23, 1944) is an expressionist painter and printer flow (printmaker) was a Norwegian. The picture of misery or suffering greatly influenced the development of Expressionism in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Scream (1893; originally called Despair), Munch's most famous paintings, is regarded as suffering and iconic depiction is one part of a series called The Frieze of Life, in which Munch explored the theme of life, love, fear, death and grief. As with many other works, Munch painted several versions of this painting. One was stolen in 1994 and another in 2004. Both paintings were stolen this can eventually be recovered.

The Frieze of Life themes recur in subsequent works of Munch, in paintings such as The Sick Child (1886, painting deceased sister, Sophie), Vampire (1893-94), Ashes (1894), and The Bridge. Recent paintings depict faces limping with a faint shadow against the backdrop of large trees and houses are scary. Munch has always described the woman as a fragile figure, an innocent victim, or the terrible life of a vampire executioners. Analysts say that this reflects his sexual anxieties.

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