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Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life

Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life

Edvard Munch

The way Munch represented women in his art was bound up with the representation of feelings, the soul; and of course, it was coupled with the traumatic childhood memories he had of his dying mother and sister. Women: loving, but vampiric. Seductive, but entrapping. Munch’s complicated relationship with women meant complicated muses.

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To mennesker, De ensomme (Two Human Beings, The Lonely Ones) (Woll 13), 1894, drypoint, 11 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches

He wanted to make a perfect portrait of me but each time he began on an oil painting he destroyed it, because he was not happy with it. He had more success with the lithographs, and the stones that he used were sent up to our room in the Sans Souci Hotel in Berlin accompanied by a note that said: "Here is the stone that fell from my heart."

Eva Mudocci

Edvard Munch

Trøst (Consolation)

1894

Image: 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches Sheet: 12 1/2 x 20 inches Framed: 20 1/8 x 22 7/8 inc

Drypoint printed in black ink on Holland paper

Signed by the artist “Edv, Munch” in pencil, lower right Signed “O Felsing” by the printer, lower left Printed by O Felsing (Woll 6 b.V; Schiefler 6)

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Edvard Munch

Dagen Derpå (The Day After)

1894

Image: 8 1/8 x 11 5/8 inches Sheet: 16 3/8 x 20 1/8 inches Framed: 21 1/4 x 23 5/8 inches

Drypoint and open bite printed in brownish black ink on heavy cream paper

Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right Signed by the printer in pencil, lower left Printed by Otto Felsing, Berlin (Woll 10.VI) (Schiefler 15)

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Edvard Munch

To mennesker. De ensomme (Two human beings; The lonely ones)

1894

Image: 6 1/8 x 8 7/16 inches Sheet: 12 ½ x 15 1/8 inches

Drypoint printed on velvet paper

Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right (Woll 13 VI; Schiefler 20)

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Edvard Munch

Løsrivelse II / Separation II

1896

Image: 16 3/16 x 24 5/8 inches Sheet: 21 x 30 9/16 inches Framed: 26 7/16 x 35 inches

Lithograph on Japanese paper

Inscribed by sister Inger Munch, “Solgt av Inger Munch. 1947”(Sold by Inger Munch), lower right (Woll 078 I.b) (Schiefler 68)

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©Munch Museum, Oslo

Edvard Munch

Weib (Woman/Sphinx)

1899

Image: 18 1/4 x 23 1/2 inches Sheet: 19 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches Framed: 31 3/8 x 36 5/8 inches

Lithograph printed on heavy buff wove paper

Stamped "Fra Edvard Munchs testamentariske gave OSLO KOMMUNE" in ink, verso Stamped and inscribed "Munch-Museet, Munch-museet 1968, Bo nr. 238-42, Sch. nr. ________" in ink, verso Printed by Petersen & Waitz (Woll 147.II) (Schieffler 122)

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Edvard Munch

Die Brosche. Eva Mudocci

1903

Plate: 23 7/8 x 18 3/8 inches Sheet: 27 3/8 x 20 1/8 inches Framed: 36 x 28 1/2 inches

Lithograph on Japan paper, laid down on thin Japan paper

Signed by the artist “Edv, Munch” in pencil, lower right Printed by Lassally, 1903 (Woll 244.I.2 (of V), Schiefler 212)

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Celline naken (Celline Nude)

Edvard Munch

1914

Image: 10 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches Sheet: 17 7/8 x 12 5/8 inches Framed: 24 x 19 1/2 inches

Drypoint printed in black ink on medium-weight cream wove paper

Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right Unidentified collectors stamp lower right corner recto; inscribed with collector’s inventory number in pencil, upper left corner verso Inscribed “58 / Celline, nackt” in pencil, bottom left corner; “Sch. 355 b / nur etwa 20 abzüge 1912 (only about 20 copies 1912)" in pencil, bottom center Printed by Wittman or Wilh. Scheels Klisjéanstalt, Kristiania (Woll 477) (Schiefler 355) *Note: The Schiefler catalogue dates this print to 1912; according to Woll, it was executed in 1914.

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Edvard Munch

Gråtende ung kvinne ved sengen (Weeping Young Woman by the Bed)

1930

Image: 15 x 14 inches Sheet: 25 3/16 x 25 7/16 inches Framed: 28 x 27 3/4 inches

Lithograph printed in black ink on cream wove paper

Signed "Edvard Munch" in pencil, lower right Printed by Anton Peter Nielsen, Kristiania (Woll 713)

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