Edvard Munch

I may have previously written a piece about the late 19th century Norwegian artist Edvard Munch but,regardless, I intend to write about him again here.  Mostly because of this article in the New York Times in regards to an exhibit of Munch’s works in Chicago.  I wish I could go see this exhibit as it would be awesome to see some of Munch’s works in real life.

for quite some time I have been very fond of Edvard Munch’s works.  Not really sure why, but they just appeal to me.  While I originally became aware of Munch’s work, probably like many other people, from his iconic “The Scream” it was really his “Madonna” which caught my interest and has caused me to be fascinated by his work. 

Such a strangly captivating and beautiful painting

Such a strangly captivating and beautiful painting

I just love this painting.  In my opinion it has to be the most interesting if not provocative/disturbing portrayals of the Virgin Mary that has ever been created.  Everything, the color scheme, the expression on her face, the way her hair slightly drapes over her shoulders,  that eerie red halo, all of it together illicits such fascinating reactions.  While there are many pieces of artwork which I have strong feelings for I think Munch’s “Madonna” is one the best examples of a piece of art that I am truly moved by.  I love it.

And his other stuff, even his entirely too overused “The Scream,” is great too.  All around a wonderful contribution to the arts.

"The Scream" -- Munch's best known piece

"The Scream" -- Munch's best known piece

Like much of his work Munch's "Vampire" is dark and disturbing and yet unquestionable interesting to examine closer

Like much of his work Munch's "Vampire" is dark and disturbing and yet unquestionable interesting to examine closer

~ by Nathaniel on February 13, 2009.

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