Edvard Munch “Quotes” | Norwegian Symbolist (1863-1944)

June 9, 2009

Edvard Munch “Quotes”
My whole life has been spent walking by the side of a bottomless chasm, jumping from stone to stone. Somtimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back towards the chasm’s edge, and there I shall walk until the day I finally fall into the abyss. For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art. Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.

In my art I have tried to explain to myself life and its meaning. I have also tried to help others to clarify their lives.

The camera will never compete with the brush and palette until such time as photography can be taken to Heaven or Hell.

No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.

Edvard Munch Biography
Edvard Munch (12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944) was a Norwegian Symbolist painter, printmaker and an important forerunner of expressionistic art. His best-known composition, The Scream is part of a series The Frieze of Life, in which Munch explored the themes of life, love, fear, death, and melancholy.

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