Biographie- Edvard Munch, 1863-1944
Eine tabellarische Übersicht über Leben und Werk.
Norwegens berühmtester Maler, Edvard Munch
(1863-1944) gilt als Wegbereiter des Expressionismus in der
A gifted Norwegian painter and printmaker, Edvard Munch not
only was his country's greatest artist, but also played a
vital role in the development of German expressionism.
His work often included the symbolic portrayal of such themes
as misery, sickness, and death. The Cry, probably
his most familiar painting, is typical in its anguished
expression of isolation and fear.
Nasjonalgalleriet: Edvard Munch
The Munch collection in Nasjonalgalleriet represents not only
many of the main works in the artist's oeuvre. These works
also stand out as highlights in the museum collection. Due to
generous donations and frequent acquisitions, keeping up with
Munch's development as an artist, Nasjonalgalleriet's
collection at present includes 58 paintings, 12 drawings and
159 prints. Accordingly, we want to devote our first
exhibition on the Internet to Norway's most outstanding
painter, Edvard Munch. In the exhibition we focus on Edvard
Munch and Symbolism.