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1 Edvard Munch: Expressionist
Insert images of Munch’s 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. 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 had his first private exhibition in 1889, the same year his father died.

3 Insert image of Munch’s work here.
Expressionism 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. Insert image of Munch’s work here.

4 How did Expressionists paint?
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. Shapes would be distorted to show anguish. Insert image of Munch’s work here.

5 The Scream Insert image of The Scream here.
Munch’s 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. 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.
He moved back to Norway and continued to paint until his death in 1944. Munch’s methods influenced many artists, even today, and his paintings remain portrayals of every person’s search for meaning in the world.

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