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Art of the Day – 02/02/17 (Ashes, Edvard Munch)

Daily Artwork — “Ashes, Edvard Munch, 1894”

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From the museum entry:

“Against a dark background of slender tree trunks, a woman in pale clothing stands facing us. Her wide eyes, loose hair and open bodice tell us of what has happened. With her hands high on her head, her posture is expressive of despair, but also of power and victory. In the lower left quarter of the picture sits a man with his back turned to the woman. He is withdrawn and holds his hands dejectedly to his head. The only contact between the two after what has just happened in the sombre woods is through her long, red hair.” 

1894 — Ashes.  Oil paint on canvas. Expressionism style. Edvard Munch (1863-1944).  National Gallery, Oslo, Norway
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Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Daily Art

 

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