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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 154 PROFILES IN ART

Edvard Munch (1863-1944)

EXPRESSIONS OF ANXIETY

“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.” —Edvard Munch

 

Norwegian artist Edvard Munch believed that art should consist of more than “pretty pictures to be hung on drawing-room walls.” Instead, he sought to make “art that gives something to humanity...that arrests and engages. An art created of one’s innermost heart.” Indeed, as an early innovator of Expressionism, Munch’s emotionally compelling paintings, lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts achieved these noble objectives and more.

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