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Edvard Munch | Dance on the Shore ,1900


Originally, The Dance on the Shore was part of the collection of twenty-two paintings entitled "The Frieze of Life".
The figures of dancing girls are at the centre of the action being observed by two figures in black – widows. The solitary woman in red symbolises the age of the climax of erotic strength.
The cycle of life is rendered in wide colourful lines dividing the space into multi-coloured bands. | National Gallery, Prague

Edvard Munch | Dance on the Shore, 1900 | National Gallery, Prague


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Edvard Munch | Evening, 1888


From very early on in his career Edvard Munch aimed to convey the angst and isolation characteristic of modern man. Evening reflects these interests.
It is considered to be the artist’s first treatment of the subject of melancholy and also looks forward to his more characteristic Symbolist compositions.
Munch used his sister Laura as a model on numerous occasions.

In this canvas she is depicted seated and in profile, in front of the house on the Norwegian fjord where they spent the summer of 1888. Her body occupies the foreground, albeit located on the far left-hand side and truncated at the bottom and on the left side.

Edvard Munch | Evening, 1888 | Munch Museum


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Edvard Munch | Summer Evening in Åsgårdstrand, 1891


In October 1889, aged twenty-five, Edvard Munch left his native Norway for an extended stay in France, supported by an artist’s grant from the Norwegian State. The terms of his bursary stipulated that he enroll in a traditional art school, but he lasted only a few weeks in Léon Bonnat’s studio before storming out during a dispute over color.

Instead, for the next two and a half years, Munch steeped himself in French modernism, returning home only for summer holidays.
He absorbed the plein air ethos of Impressionism at the Galeries Durand-Ruel and Georges Petit; at the Salon des Indépendants, he encountered the latest work of Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Vincent van Gogh.

Edvard Munch | Summer Evening in Åsgårdstrand, 1891


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Berit Kruger-Johnsen | The Dream Seller


Growing up in Oslo, Norway, nature has always played a major part in Berit Kruger-Johnsen's life. She studied for a degree in biology and upon completion was accepted into the only graphic design school in Oslo at that time.
Berit Kruger-Johnsen was taught by two British illustrators. She went on to work in the advertising industry for a year and now works as a freelance illustrator.
For the last thirteen years Berit Kruger-Johnston has been residing in Australia. She still has family based in Norway so frequently travels to her home town.



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E. E. Cummings | Lady, i will touch you with my mind / Signora, ti toccherò con la mia mente..


Jon Boe Paulsen🎨, 1958 | The Blue Hour


Lady, i will touch you with my mind.
touch you and touch and touch
until you give
me suddenly a smile, shyly obscene

(lady i will
touch you with my mind.)

Touch
you,that is all,

lightly and you utterly will become
with infinite care
the poem which i do not write.


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Edvard Munch | Il bacio, 1897


Il bacio è un dipinto ad olio su tela (alto 99 e largo 81 centimetri) di Edvard Munch, realizzato nel 1897 ed è conservato nel Museo Munch di Oslo.
Raffigura una coppia circondata dall'oscurità, in una stanza rischiarata solo da un raggio di luce proveniente da una finestra parzialmente ricoperta da una tenda. I due si abbracciano strettamente, fino a perdere la propria identità, allorché si miscelano in un'unica forma priva di tratti distintivi.
La critica d'arte Roberta Smith sottolinea come Munch abbia favorito «pennellate lunghe [...] che più che dipinte sembrano macchie».
Nel 1892, cinque anni prima della stesura de "Il bacio", Munch eseguì un'altra tela sul medesimo soggetto: si tratta de Il bacio con la finestra.



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Hans Dahl (1849-1937)


Hans Dahl (19 February 1849 - 27 July 1937) was a Norwegian painter.
Hans Dahl was famous for his paintings of Norwegian fjords and surrounding landscapes.
Dahl had his first exhibition in Düsseldorf in 1876. Dahl lived in Düsseldorf until 1888, when he moved to Berlin. Almost every summer, he was back to Norway. In 1893, he commissioned the firm of Jacob Digre in Trondheim to build his summer residence, Villa Strandheim.
It is located on the banks of the Sognefjord at Balestrand in the county of Sogn og Fjordane. Norwegian painter Adelsteen Normann had settled in Balestrand during 1891. Dahl's villa was of a similar design to the villa built for Normann.



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Johan Christian Dahl | Eruption of the Volcano Vesuvius, 1821


Johan Christian Claussen Dahl🎨 (24 February 1788 - 14 October 1857), often known as J. C. Dahl or I. C. Dahl, was a Norwegian artist who is considered the first great romantic painter in Norway, the founder of the "golden age" of Norwegian painting, and one of the greatest European artists of all time.
He is often described as "the father of Norwegian landscape painting" and is regarded as the first Norwegian painter ever to reach a level of artistic accomplishment comparable to that attained by the greatest European artists of his day. He was also the first to acquire genuine fame and cultural renown abroad. As one critic has put it, J.C. Dahl occupies a central position in Norwegian artistic life of the first half of the 19th century.



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Edvard Munch | Girls on the Bridge, 1899


Girls on a Bridge
Edvard Munch
Date: 1899 - 1900
Style: Expressionism
Period: European period
Genre: genre painting
Media: oil, canvas
Location: Private Collection
Perhaps more than any of Munch's painting, Girls on the Bridge has gained a wide measure of justly deserved popularity. The theme engaged and held Munch's interest through many versions in paint and print, from the waning years of the nineteenth century to his old age.


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Edvard Munch | Starry Night, 1893




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Odd Nerdrum (Norwegian painter, 1944)


Odd Nerdrum is a Norwegian figurative painter, born in Sweden, and considered to be one of the greatest living figurative painters. His work is held by museums worldwide. Themes and style in Nerdrum's work reference anecdote and narrative.
Rembrandt and Caravaggio were primary influences on Nerdrum's work, while secondary influences include Masaccio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian and the less obvious influences, according to Vine and either mentioned by Nerdrum himself or other critics, that include Brueghel, Goya, Chardin, Millet, as well the even less apparent Henry Fuseli, Caspar David Friedrich, Ferdinand Hodler, Edvard Munch, Käthe Kollwitz, Salvador Dalí, Chaim Soutine and Lars Hertervig.



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Edvard Munch | Girl looking out the window, 1893



Norwegian painter Edvard Munch is widely known for his iconic pre-Expressionist painting "The Scream" / "The Cry". Edvard Munch, who never married, called his paintings his children and hated to be separated from them. Living alone on his estate outside Oslo for the last 27 years of his life, increasingly revered and increasingly isolated, he surrounded himself with work that dated to the start of his long career.

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Frants Diderik Bøe - Norwegian Still Life painter





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Henry Battle | African American Realistic Figurative painter


Battle, a Californian native and well traveled Air Force veteran, now rooted in Atlanta GA, describes his style as richly realistic figurative snapshots of life. His subject matter ranges from spiritual and family-oriented, to romantic moments that he freezes in time. After feeling the passion of his subjects from a distance, he wants the viewer to walk up close and be drawn into the detail of it, discovering a bit more each time. Henry produced his first artwork a limited edition, colored pencil drawing entitled Last Single Thoughts while stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany in 1991.
With a strong spiritual base, he believes art is not only his gift from God, but also his assignment to capture and portray positive spirited images of life. He gains inspiration from the talents he observes in others lifting their gifts to the highest highs. Never content, Henry spends many hours daily polishing his style, creativity and vision, to further his ability to portray images in the best possible way, delivering collectors of his works sustained value long after their initial purchase.




























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Fernando Botero 1932 | Colombian Figurative painter


Fernando Botero Angulo, born april 19, 1932 in Medellín, Antioquia, is a Colombian neo-figurative artist, self-titled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists" early on, coming to prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1959. Whilst he lived in Dinard, Brittany, 1942, for example "Deux femmes courant sur la plage" (The Course). He strives in all his work to capture an essential part of himself and his subjects through color and form. His work includes still-life and landscapes, but Botero tends to primarily focus on situational portraiture. His paintings and sculptures are, on first examination, noted for their exaggerated proportions and the corpulence of the human figures and animal figures. The "fat people" is what they are often called by critics. Botero explains his use of obese figures and forms as such: "An artist is attracted to certain kinds of form without knowing why. You adopt a position intuitively; only later do you attempt to rationalize or even justify it". He is an abstract artist in the most fundamental sense of the word, choosing what colors, shapes, and proportions to use based on intuitive aesthetic thinking. This being said, his works are informed by a Colombian upbringing and social commentary is woven throughout his work.

Fernando Botero 1932 | Colombian Figurative painter

Fernando Botero 1932 | Colombian Figurative painter

Fernando Botero 1932 | Colombian Figurative painter

Fernando Botero 1932 | Colombian Figurative painter

Fernando Botero 1932 | Colombian Figurative painter