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The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch is often cast as a melancholic loner. Tim Marlow on ... Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye
The idea of angst and alienation encapsulated by his most famous work The Scream. ibid.
Isolation would become a central characteristic in his art. ibid.
A work Munch described as his breakthrough painting: The Sick Child 1907. ibid.
The Kiss 1897; Vampire 1893; Workmen on Their Way Home 1913-14: This is an extraordinary painting. ibid.
Galloping Horse 1910-12: This wonderful painting. ibid.
Munch’s extraordinary exploration of his own deteriorating eyesight. ibid.
Weeping Nude 1905: a series that’s masterful in the way that it wrestles with the fundamental loneliness of the human condition. ibid.
Panic in Oslo 1917: conveys the riotous unrest bordering on terror that beset the Norwegian capital. ibid.
As exhibition from Oslo that was staged simultaneously in two galleries: its title was Munch: 150. Tim Marlow, Great Art: Edvard Munch, ITV 2019
His output was wide and varied. ibid.
Perhaps the most celebrated Norwegian who ever lived. ibid.
The Scream is a rare example of a work whose fame seems to transcend the period from which it emerged. ibid.
He paints, or rather regards, things in a way that is different from that of other artists. He sees only the essential, and that, naturally, is all he paints. For this reason Munch’s pictures are as a rule ‘not complete’, as people are so delighted to discover for themselves. Oh, yes, they are complete. His complete handiwork. Art is complete once the artist has really said everything that was on his mind, and this is precisely the advantage Munch has over painters of the other generation, that he really knows how to show us what he has felt, and what has gripped him, and to this he subordinates everything else. Christian Krohg
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. Edvard Munch
Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life. Edvard Munch
I painted the picture, and in the colours the rhythm of the music quivers. I painted the colours I saw. Edvard Munch
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. Edvard Munch
The Scream by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch is one of the most famous and powerful images in art history. In the past twelve years it’s been the target of thieves not once but twice. Art of the Heist s1e2: The Search For the Scream, 2007
One version stolen in 1994 was recovered. But a decade later another Scream vanished when thieves walked into the Munch Museum in Oslo and ripped it from the walls along with a second masterpiece The Madonna. ibid.
August 22 2004 ... Two men got out and ran towards the entrance of the museum ... They brutally snatched them from the walls. ibid.
The Scream: I think it’s about the sense of becoming unmoored, untethered, of feeling all alone in a hostile universe. Andrew Graham-Dixon, Art of Scandinavia, BBC 2016
There’s been no true successor to Munch. ibid.