One minute with Munch

published on July 3, 2020

A pioneer of modern art and the creator
of the iconic work the scream

Edvard Munch was born in 1863 in Norway

He lived a Bohemian lifestyle in kristiania before travelling extensively across Europe

Whilst living in Paris, he was influenced by artists such as Seurat and Toulouse-Lautrec

Munch had relationships and love and rejection were common themes in his work

In 1902 Munch was shot in the hand after ending a tumultuous love affair

He sought to express the depth of human experience,
using colour to symbolise emotion

making his art a radical departure from the
refined portraits that were popular at the time

His work has a theatricality an intensity of feeling that mark Munch out as a truly modern artist

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