Edvard Munch- Self Portraits During the Eye Disease (1930)
Edvard Munch is a Norwegian artist who lived from 1863-1944. Munch is mostly known for his expressionistic paintings, but was also a printmaker. From very early on in his life, Munch had been surrounded by death. His emotions and views on sickness are very distinct in his works.
If you know any of his pieces, it is most likely “The Scream.” Right now I am writing a paper on his influences and am currently revisiting his work. It wasn’t until this summer that I got to look at his full body of work when I took a Norwegian Art History course and we went to the Munch Museum in Norway.
I find that a lot of Munch’s popular pieces are wonderful, but he has many other great works that are overlooked or not exposed enough. Here are some pieces of Munch’s you may not have known about or paid attention to, but they are really beautiful.