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Edvard Munch "Morning yawn" (1913)
12 décembre 1863, Löten, Norvège
23 janvier 1944, Ekely, Oslo
Munch Museum
Bergen Art Museum
morning yawn
Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intense, evocative treatment of psychological and emotional themes was a major influence on the development of German Expressionism in the early 20th century. His painting The Cry (1893) is regarded as an icon of existential anguish. I thanks Gianluca Ficca for his idea to present this painting"Morning yawn" (1913)
Peintre norvégien, Edvard Munch par ses thèmes intensémment chargés d'émotion, par sa puissance évocatrice des troubles psychologiques a grandement influencé le développement de l'expressionisme allemand à l'aube du XX° siècle. Sa peinture le cri (1893) est encore considérée comme une icone de l'angoisse existentielle. Grâce à Gianluca Ficca, j'ai le plaisir de vous proposer son tableau "bâillement matinal"(1913).

"Art," wrote Edvard Munch, "is the antithesis of nature." Munch's most famous paintings reflect his interior conflicts in intensely subjective images that are often morbid and disturbing. He spent most of his twenties in Paris and Berlin. Paul Gauguin's work particularly influenced him, demonstrating the possibilities of distilling intense emotions into universal experiences through simplified, sinuous forms and evocative blocks of pure color. By validating the concept of painting one's emotional response to a subject, Munch pointed the way for the development of German Expressionist painting. His most ambitious work, The Frieze of Life, begun in 1888, was never completed. He hoped to create a room for this series of paintings to deal with "the modern life of the soul," but he ended up selling works individually and then making new versions of them.

By 1900 Munch had created his most important works. In 1908 he suffered a nervous breakdown, after which his paintings changed. Instead of the revelation of private despair, he looked into the world for more optimistic and universal symbols. Munch's prints, which often shared subject matter with his paintings, may have been his most influential creations.

le cri
Le Cri
le soleil
Le Soleil