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1 Edvard Munch: Expressionist Insert images of Munchs work here. One source might be: Edvard Munch Art Prints

2 Who is Edvard Munch? He was born on December 12, 1863 in Loten, Denmark. He was born on December 12, 1863 in Loten, Denmark. When he was five his mother died. When he was 14 his sister died. When he was five his mother died. When he was 14 his sister died. He decided to become a painter at the age of 17. He decided to become a painter at the age of 17. He had his first private exhibition in 1889, the same year his father died. He had his first private exhibition in 1889, the same year his father died.

3 Expressionism Munch was one of the first artists known as Expressionists. Munch was one of the first artists known as Expressionists. Expressionists would use their artwork to express their inner emotions, not necessarily to paint what they saw. Expressionists would use their artwork to express their inner emotions, not necessarily to paint what they saw. Insert image of Munchs work here.

4 How did Expressionists paint? Expressionists would use color and shape to express emotions in their paintings. Expressionists would use color and shape to express emotions in their paintings. Red could express anger or love and white might express purity or innocence. Red could express anger or love and white might express purity or innocence. Shapes would be distorted to show anguish. Shapes would be distorted to show anguish. Insert image of Munchs work here.

5 The Scream Munchs most famous painting is The Scream, painted in 1893. Munchs most famous painting is The Scream, painted in 1893. Its central figure is a symbol of modern man, terrified of the state of the world. Its central figure is a symbol of modern man, terrified of the state of the world. The painting shows pain, isolation, and fear. The painting shows pain, isolation, and fear. Insert image of The Scream here.

6 Munch Late in Life In 1908, he suffered a nervous breakdown. In 1908, he suffered a nervous breakdown. He moved back to Norway and continued to paint until his death in 1944. He moved back to Norway and continued to paint until his death in 1944. Munchs methods influenced many artists, even today, and his paintings remain portrayals of every persons search for meaning in the world. Munchs methods influenced many artists, even today, and his paintings remain portrayals of every persons search for meaning in the world.


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