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Edvard Munch | The dance of life, 1900

The Dance of Life or Life's Dance is an 1899–1900 expressionist painting by Edvard Munch, now in the National Museum of Art in Norway.
The Dance of Life was a key work in Munch's project "The Frieze of Life".
Munch’s painting shows several couples dancing in a luminous summer night. The central element of the composition is a couple, of whom the woman is wearing a bright red dress that wraps itself around the feet of her dancing partner.
Her loose hair swirling about him, they seem to become a single entity. This couple is flanked by two other women, one of them young and radiant in a white dress, the other pale, with sunken cheeks and dressed in black. It is as if a story were being told about various stages in a woman’s life.

Edvard Munch | The dance of life, 1899-1900 | National Museum of Art Oslo, Norway

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Edvard Munch | Kiss by the Window, 1892

"The Kiss by the Window" or "Kissing by the Window" is an 1892 oil on canvas painting by Edvard Munch, now in the National Gallery of Norway. It forms part of his series known as The Frieze of Life, which treats the cycle of life, death and love and was produced between 1893-1918.
Kiss by the Window artwork depicts a couple who embrace each other as they fuse into one and their faces merge into a featureless single shape.
The kissing couple is surrounded by swirling darkness with the only source of light showing through the window which is covered by a curtain.

Edvard Munch | Kissing by the Window, 1892

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Edvard Munch | Summer Day, 1908

Munch began working on "Summer Day" in 1903, as part of a major commission by Dr Max Linde, for his children’s nursery room at their family home at Lübeck.
Linde (1862-1940) was an ophthalmologist and one of Munch’s devoted patrons. The artist first met Linde in 1902, and later that year was commissioned to produce graphic work for the Linde Portfolio of etchings of his house and garden and the members of his family.
In 1903 Linde published a book Edvard Munch und die Kunst der Zukunft and, alongside Gustav Schiefler, was to become the artist’s main supporter in Germany.

Edvard Munch | Summer Day or Embrace on the Beach (The Linde Frieze) 1908

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Christian Krohg (1852-1925) | Naturalist / Genre painter


Christian Krohg was a Norwegian naturalist painter, illustrator, author and journalist. Krohg was inspired by the realism art movement and often chose motives from everyday life.
He was the director and served as the first professor at the Norwegian Academy of Arts from 1909-1925.
Christian Krohg was born at Vestre Aker (now Oslo), Norway. His father was a civil servant, journalist and author.
From 1861, he attended Hartvig Nissen School.
His father had asked him to pursue a legal career. Krohg studied law at the University of Oslo (then Christiania) graduating cand.jur. in 1873, the same year in which his father died.

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Jon Bøe Paulsen, 1958 | Figurative painter


Born in Oslo Norway, Jon Bøe Paulsen has been oil painting for more than 35 years. Academically trained with degrees from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and Norwegian State Art Academy, Oslo.
His portraits tell many stories in one single image, and his dynamic between light and dark add a “carravaggistic” feel. Jon’s success as an artist was translated into various commissions, awards🎨 and publications, including a documentary film on his life.
Jon Bøe Paulsen's fine art is dramatically deep in layers, always thought-provoking.
The artist’s work has been featured in exhibitions in Norway, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom.
He is regarded by the Art Renewal Center (ARC) as an Associate Living Master.

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Frits Thaulow (1847-1906) | Impressionist painter


Like a few other significant Skagen painters, Johan Frederik Thaulow was born in Norway.
Thaulow himself was not quite as taken by the life in Skagen - he lived most of his life in Norway and France - but his preferred motifs was about fishermen and life at sea.

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Edvard Munch | Paintings and Quotes


  • By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.
  • Attraverso l'arte cerco di vedere chiaro nella mia relazione con il mondo, e se possibile aiutare anche chi osserva le mie opere a capirle, a guardarsi dentro.
  • To die is as if one's eyes had been put out and one cannot see anything any more. Perhaps it is like being shut in a cellar. One is abandoned by all. They have slammed the door and are gone. One does not see anything and notices only the damp smell of putrefaction.
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Edvard Munch | Evening Talk, 1889

Title: Evening Talk
Author: Edvard Munch🎨 (Norwegian Symbolist / Expressionist painter, 1863-1944)
Date: 1889
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 175,6 x 216 x 9,1 cm
Current location: National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen

Munch’s lifelong obsession with loneliness and psychologically twisted love relationship began with this large picture.
This was the first time that he truly played out the theme that more than anything else infused his depictions of human beings “breathing and feeling, suffering and loving”, to use the artist’s own words.