12-12-2013, 12:39 PM
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on this day 150 years ago the painter edvard munch was born

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 12-12-2013, 01:53 PM
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thanks for the post, Marius! You lads always find some interesting things! Biggrin

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 12-12-2013, 02:04 PM
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so then you are certainly also one of those lads my friend Cheers

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 12-12-2013, 03:12 PM
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Loved seeing "The Scream" in Oslo many years ago (before it was stolen and recovered). An amazing work.

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 12-12-2013, 04:03 PM
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scream - yes - interesting work. it extremely 'power-on' - like 1000 watts constantly running over its surface. but it is several versions - and more than one been stolen - but eventually they always find their way home again and each time they become more famous Biggrin

my definitive favorite is 'sick girl'. the soon to die girl is strong and comforts her grieving mother. touching theme - but how it is made is the main attraction for me: very rough and scraped surface - almost petrified - like a vague memory.

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 12-12-2013, 04:07 PM
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Striking, Marius!

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 12-18-2013, 10:07 AM
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Ah.. Munch, the famous Norwegian artist I have never really liked Undecided

However, one of my grandmothers aunts was - according to the family lore - one of the girls who modelled for the original of this painting (Munch often 'recycled' his motifs several times, sometimes with years between the paintings):
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I think that part of the reason why I don't like his art much is that a lot of it is pretty dark and depressing - not too surprising considering his mental state.

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