Saturday, 12 December 2015

Happy Birthday Edvard Munch

"The Sick Child" (1907) Courtesy of the Tate Gallery

“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” ....Edvard Munch, born on this day in 1863

"Edvard Munch 1863-1944Norwegian Expressionist painter, lithographer, etcher and wood-engraver of figure compositions, portraits and landscapes. Born in Loten, his family moving soon afterwards to Christiana (Oslo). Attended the Technical College 1879-80 to study engineering, then gave this up in order to paint. Early paintings in the realist tradition, influenced by his friend Christian Krohg. In 1884 attended Frits Thaulow's 'open-air academy' at Modum; entered Christiana's Bohemia of naturalist painters and writers noted for their advanced ideas on sexual ethics and morals. Visited Paris in 1885 and was influenced by the Impressionists"..... Read more about Munch on Tate Gallery

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