Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch was an amazing talented artist. His obsession with death caused most of his pictures to portray an image of death, despair and anxiety. The Norwegian artist struggled with tragdies at a young age. These tragdies plagued Munch throughout his life, causing him to have a nervous break down and problems in relationships. Despite his dark background Edvard Munch's talent and love for the art forced him to become the clearest impressionist.
Edvard Munch "adopted the view" of painting in series. His familiarity with death and despair helped him name the series of "Frieze of Life" and divide his series into four thematic heads, Loves Awakening, Loves Blossoms and Dies, Fear of Life, and Death. These series are linked in vertical lines and horizontal lines. With in theses four categories there are at least ten paintings. A comparison of one painting from in each series, and an explanation of Edvard Munch's background will explain the tormented soul and innovative work of the impressionist Edvard Munch.
Born December 12 1863, Edvard Munch was the second son to Dr. Christian and Laura Catherine. They had a large family, five children two sons and three daughters. Munch was only a live a short period of time before experiencing tragde. At age five, Edvard Munch loses his mother to the illness, tuberculosis. This left Edvard motherless, but not helpless his mother's sister Karin took over the household. This lost will have an impact on Munch's relationships with women. Following the death of his mother, Edvard sister Sophie dies of tuberculerlosis the illness becomes an obsession of Edvard Munch's. Despite his losses, in 1879 Edvard attends college for engineering. A year later he quits college and decides to paint, which was his passion. He starts attending "Oslo Drawing Academy" and sells two pictures, one being hisfirst self portrait. In 1883 he is asked to join the Oslo…


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