Edvard Munch is considered a groundbreaking pioneer of Expressionism and Classic Modernism and was the most important Norwegian proponent of Symbolism. His eminent oeuvre includes paintings, graphics, and drawings; the best known ones, among them 'The Scream', were made in the 1890s and were comprised by Munch in the so-called 'Frieze of Life'. The mentally and physically unstable artist experienced several stays at sanatoriums and used his expressive, symbolic pictorial language to come to terms with his fears. Insofar as he used the line as a determining pictorial element, his work was also influenced by early Art Nouveau.
On the bridge
hand coloured lithograph on laid paper
Darst. 40 x 53 cm / Blatt 48,2 x 64,5 cm / 15 3/4 x 20 7/8
signed lower right
The Tree of Life
watercolour and colour chalk on wove paper
25 x 76 cm / 9 7/8 x 29 7/8 in.