Edvard Munch: Expressionist Insert images of Munch’s work here. One source might be: Edvard Munch Art Prints Who is Edvard Munch? He was born on December 12, 1863 in Loten, Denmark. When he was five his mother died. When he was 14 his sister died. He decided to become a painter at the age of 17. He had his first private exhibition in 1889, the same year his father died. Expressionism Munch was one of the Insert image of first artists known as Expressionists. Munch’s work Expressionists would here. use their artwork to express their inner emotions, not necessarily to paint what they saw. How did Expressionists paint? Expressionists would use color and shape to express emotions in their paintings. Red could express anger or love and white might express purity or innocence. Shapes would be distorted to show anguish. Insert image of Munch’s work here. The Scream Munch’s most famous painting is The Insert image Scream, painted in of 1893. Its central figure is a The Scream symbol of modern man, terrified of the here. state of the world. The painting shows pain, isolation, and fear. Munch Late in Life In 1908, he suffered a nervous breakdown. He moved back to Norway and continued to paint until his death in 1944. Munch’s methods influenced many artists, even today, and his paintings remain portrayals of every person’s search for meaning in the world.
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