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Edvard Munch, Norway’s most popular artist, was a painter, lithographer, etcher, and wood engraver. He is looked upon as one of the most significant influences on the development of German and Central European expressionism. Munch’s convulsed and tortuous art was formed by the misery and conflicts of his time, and, even more important, by his own unhappy life. Childhood tragedy, intense and dramatic love affairs, alcoholism, and ceaseless traveling are reflected in his works, particularly in paintings like The Sick Child, The Scream, and Vampire. Munch’s pictures show his social awareness and his tendency to express, as in Puberty, many of the basic fears and anxieties of mankind.

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List of paintings by Edvard Munch

The Scream (Norwegian: Skrik; created 1893-1910[1]) is the title of expressionist paintings and prints in a series by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, depicting an agonised figure against a blood red sky. The landscape in the background is Oslofjord, viewed from the hill of Ekeberg, in Oslo (then Kristiania), Norway.

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related links:

http://www.munch.museum.no/

http://www.geocities.com/ilsilenzio/munch/munchwel.htm

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and a short-short short version of his life. i think this video is pretty cool:

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