Edvard Munch

Works of art

Edvard Munch, "Zwei Menschen. Die Einsamen", Woll 13 b VI

Edvard Munch

(Loten 1863 - 1944 Ekely/Oslo)

"Zwei Menschen. Die Einsamen"

Kaltnadelradierung auf Kupfer 1894

33,9 x 46,8 cm, Abb. 15,7 x 21,5 cm, Pr. 16,9 x 22,6 cm

Woll 13 b VI



Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch, an outstanding Norwegian artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is considered one of the most significant representatives of Expressionism. Born in 1863 in Norway, he left behind an extensive body of work characterized by deep emotions, psychological intensity, and a powerful visual language.

Munch‘s art is renowned for its intense portrayal of existential themes such as love, death, fear, and loneliness. His works are distinguished by their expressive rendering, using colors and forms to evoke an emotional impact on the viewer. By employing distorted shapes and strong contrasts, Munch conveyed inner sensations and psychological states.

A central motif in Munch‘s work is the famous painting "The Scream," which has become a symbol of modern art. It embodies existential despair, depicting a human figure engulfed by a menacing landscape. This image reflects Munch‘s personal anxieties and inner conflicts while expressing universal human experiences.

Munch‘s artistic style was pioneering for modern art and influenced numerous generations of artists. He experimented with various techniques, such as the use of thickly applied paint and bold brushstrokes, to create an emotional and suggestive atmosphere. His works were exhibited internationally and can be found in prestigious collections worldwide.

Edvard Munch‘s art remains captivating and evocative to this day. It challenges the viewer to engage with profound human emotions and reflect on existential questions of life. Munch‘s contribution to art history is of great significance, as he established Expressionism as a form of expression that explores the innermost depths of the human psyche and expands the boundaries of artistic representation.


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