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The Post-Impressionists – Edvard Munch – Discovery/History/Art

Norwegian painter Edvard Munch.

That’s “Munch” as in “Thelonious”, not as in “rhymes with crunch”, but you knew that 😉

In 1893, a Norwegian artist created a masterpiece which became a defining image of the 20th Century. The Scream is a picture whose sense of anguish reveals much about our own lives, as well as the life of its creator. All his life, Edvard Munch suffered the consequences of a childhood surrounded by madness and death.

In that sense, he had a tormented life as Van Gogh did. Both of them spent time at asylum, although Munch recovered from it and lived a long life after that.

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