Journey with Munch

“Without fear and illness, I could never have accomplished all I have.”

Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944)

The Norwegian Expressionist best known for The Scream (1893), became an iconic image of art. Munch was preoccupied with human mortality and spiritual aspirations, moving him to paint psychological themes in unconventional imagery and intense colors. His semi-abstract style although inspired by Symbolism, greatly influenced German Expressionism.

What made Munch’s paintings particularly interesting is that although they consisted a union of colors and elements, loneliness shouted out to everyone who looked at his works, reflected by the somber tones he used besides heavy dark blocks of color.