(EN) (PDF) – Edvard Munch | National Gallery of Victoria

Edvard Munch, Norway’s greatest painter, began his long career in 1880 at the age of seventeen. He brought art and life together by communicating his own personal experience passionately. His intense expression of raw human emotion and his exploration of psychological states have a universal appeal which still speaks to us today. The scream, Munch’s iconic work, has come to symbolise the angst of modern man in today’s frenetic society and, like the Mona Lisa, is one of the most frequently reproduced images in the world. Munch worked in a variety of media, repeatedly exploring the same themes in painting, drawing, etching, lithography, photography and woodcuts. Potent imagery and dramatic use of heightened colour, both radical in their time, combined with his innovative studio techniques, have secured Munch’s reputation as one of …

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via: www.ngv.vic.gov.au

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