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Summary

Edvard Munch was a famous Artist from Norway, who lived between December 12, 1863 and January 23, 1944.

Biography

Edvard Munch is Norway's perhaps most prominent artists. He came to represent an important source of inspiration for German Expressionism. He's best known works are The Scream (Actually, four images with the same motif). One of the largest collections of Munch's works outside Norway can be found at Thiel Gallery in Stockholm.
Munch's mother, Laura, was only 30 years old when she died between Christmas 1868th Munch's father arranged so that he could start studying at Christiania's Technical School in 1879, but only after a year he quit school, and November 8, 1880 wrote sixteen year old in his journal: My bestemmelse you now nemlig at blive grind (I have decided to become a painter).

Munch was barely 20 when he debuted on Høstutstillingen 1883rd Inspiration for the painting The sick girl was found Munch in his older sister Sophie John died of tuberculosis only fifteen years old. In this work he gives evidence of the neurotic expressionism, which he used to reinforce the image of reality. For this painting, there are at least six variants.

In his paintings and his graphic, it is rather his inner feelings about external reality that seeks to express Munch than reality itself. In his most characteristic and famous work The Scream Munch builds up the rhythms of color and swirling lines, even Vincent Van Gogh did, to a tone of hysterical intensity.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Edvard, under the main topic Death.

Related authors: Vincent Van Gogh

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edvard_Munch

Famous quotes by Edvard Munch (31)


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"The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas"
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"Some colors reconcile themselves to one another, others just clash"
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"It was always my intention that The Frieze should be housed in a room which would provide a suitable architectural frame for it"
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"In common with Michelangelo and Rembrandt I am more interested in the line, its rise and fall, than in color"
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"I build a kind of wall between myself and t he model so that I can paint in peace behind it. Otherwise, she might say something that confuses and distracts me"
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"Death is pitch-dark, but colors are light. To be a painter, one must work with rays of light"
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"A person himself believes that all the other portraits are good likenesses except the one of himself"
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"For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art"
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"Youth must go ahead and prosper. These young painters are all very talented people, but they all paint frescoes"
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"The rich man who gives, steals twice over. First he steals the money and then the hearts of men"
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"The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense, but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences, and partly poems in prose"
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"No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love"
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"In my childhood I always felt that I was treated unjustly, without a mother, sick, and with the threat of punishment in Hell hanging over my head"
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"I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell"
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"Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life"
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"Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder"
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"When I paint a person, his enemies always find the portrait a good likeness"
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"Painting picture by picture, I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments. I painted only memories, adding nothing, no details that I did not see. Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness"
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"I learned early about the misery and dangers of life, and about the afterlife, about the external punishment which awaited the children of sin in Hell"
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"By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life"
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"One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor"
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"Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul"
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"I painted the picture, and in the colors the rhythm of the music quivers. I painted the colors I saw"
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"To die is as if one's eyes had been put out and one cannot see anything any more. Perhaps it is like being shut in a cellar. One is abandoned by all. They have slammed the door and are gone. One does not see anything and notices only the damp smell of putrefaction"
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"This kind of painting with its large frames is a bourgeois drawing-room art. It is an art dealer's art-and that came in after the civil wars following the French Revolution"
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"Oil-painting is a developed technique. Why go backwards?"
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"I should have considered it wrong to have finished the Frieze before the room for its accommodation and the funds for its completion were available"
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"I find it difficult to imagine an afterlife, such as Christians, or at any rate many religious people, conceive it, believing that the conversations with relatives and friends interrupted here on earth will be continued in the hereafter"
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"From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity"
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"Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life"
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"From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity"


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