Naturalism And Symbolism In Edvard Munch's The Scream

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Edvard Munch Biography: Edvard Munch was born in Norway in 1863. He was very young when his mother died from tuberculosis, nine years later his sister Sophie died because of the same disease. The loss of his mother and sister affected his life and later his paintings. Another of his sisters spent most of her life institutionalized for mental illness, and his only brother died of pneumonia at age 30. He started studying engineering in 1879 at the age of 22, but left one year later to become an artist, his true passion. He painted his first major painting called “The sick child” in 1885. Munch was a pioneer of expressionist art, but he also painted naturalism and symbolism. Definitely his most famous painting is “The Scream” which was painted in 1893, and sold later in 2012 for more than $119.9 million. Munch died in Norway in 1944 and in his will, he left all his artwork that was in his own possession to Oslo municipality. 2) When Edvard started to paint, he had an important influence of Christian Krohg, who was his teacher and who helped him to participate in the exhibition of autumn in…show more content…
He was not only a pioneer of expressionist art, but also a painter of naturalism and symbolism. He used colour crayons, oil paints, tempera paints, charcoal, graphite pencil and even has a few watercolor paintings. The technique that he used the most was expressionism. In the Munch Museet in Norway there is a large collection of Munch´s art tools and materials consisting among other things of palettes, brushes, chalk, pencils and over 1.400 tubes of paint. The museum is analyzing the contents of these paints, which paint tubes that are from different brands, some of them are from Winsor&Newton while other are no longer in production. Recently the Nasjonalgalleriet of Oslo analyzed the pigment of Edvard´s paintings made a collection of the 54 swatches of the pigments most used by the

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