King of Pain : Notes on Edvard Munch

Dec. 12 is the birthday of an artist whose iconic painting, “The Scream,” overshadowed a career in which he excelled in depicting dark and tragic moments of life.

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Munch, “Anxiety,” 1894. Munch Museum, Oslo. Norway. Wikimedia copy of image in public domain.
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Munch, “The Scream,” 1893. The National Gallery of Norway. Wikimedia copy of image in public domain.
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Munch, “Death in the Sick Room,” 1895. Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo. Wikimedia copy of image in public domain.
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Munch, “Love and Pain (Vampire), “1895, Munch Museum, Oslo. Wikipedia copy of image in public domain.
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Munch, “At the Roulette Table in Monte Carlo,” 1892. Munch Museum, Oslo, Wikimedia copy of image in public domain.
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Munch, “Dance of Life,” 1899–1900. National Gallery of Norway. Wikimedia copy of work in public domain.
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Munch, “Separation,” 1896. Munch Museum, Oslo. Wikimedia copy of image in public domain.

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