Edvard Munch:
Picture "The Garden in Asgardstrand" (1904-05), framed
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Picture "The Garden in Asgardstrand" (1904-05), framed
Edvard Munch:
Picture "The Garden in Asgardstrand" (1904-05), framed

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limited, 980 copies | numbered | certificate | reproduction, Giclée print on canvas | on stretcher frame | framed | size approx. 50 x 64 cm (h/w)

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Picture "The Garden in Asgardstrand" (1904-05), framed
Edvard Munch: Picture "The Garden in Asgardstrand" (1904-...

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Picture "The Garden in Asgardstrand" (1904-05), framed

Munch's family owned a holiday home in the small town of Asgardstrand on the Oslofjord, where the painter (1863-1944) spent his summers. When he was 35 years old, he bought his own building, which remained his refuge until he was old. Even after he had long been considered Scandinavia's most important painter and his works were fetching prices that allowed him to acquire a large estate in Erkely near Oslo, he regularly returned to his small fisherman's house to live and work.

The importance of Asgardstrand for Munch's art cannot be underestimated. The changing light at all times of the day and the lush colours he found there still influenced his palette in the landscape paintings of his later works. Pictures such as "The Garden" show Munch creating works of simple, great beauty alongside his famous masterpieces that fathom and dissect the human psyche. Yet these works are no less groundbreaking than his psychological studies - in colouring and composition, Munch was already anticipating Expressionism here, too.

Original: 1904-1905, oil on canvas, 68 x 90.5 cm, privately owned.
Transferred directly onto artist's canvas by Fine Art Giclée and stretched on a stretcher frame. Limited edition of 980 copies, numbered, with certificate. Framed in a handmade white-golden solid wood frame. Size approx. 50 x 64 cm (h/w).

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Portrait of the artist Edvard Munch

About Edvard Munch

1863-1944

The Norwegian painter and graphic artist Edvard Munch was one of the most important pioneers of Expressionism. His works revolve around the great human tragedies between Eros and death and he faced the deepest human feelings relentlessly and forcefully.

The oppressive mood of his most famous work, "The Scream", was typical of Munch, whose art often dealt with the existential questions of life, primarily fear, despair, melancholy, grief, death, love and jealousy. In this sombre choice of themes, one can certainly find references to his biography: Munch lost his mother and sister at an early age and struggled with depression and alcoholism throughout his life. Like hardly any other artist, Munch was able to give expression to his state of mind and to impressively bring the emotionally strong themes onto the canvas. Although he painted representationally, he made his motifs appear peculiarly deformed and used a very dynamic painting style with powerful colours. His innovative pictorial language and his way of symbolically depicting states of mind made Edvard Munch a pioneer of Expressionism and one of the most important painters of the 19th and 20th-centuries.

In the summer of 2004, Munch's two most famous paintings, "The Scream" and "Madonna", were stolen from the Munch Museum in Oslo in the most spectacular art theft of our time. The paintings were not secured until August 2006. "The Scream" - the world's best-known work of Expressionism - was so badly damaged in the process that it could not be exhibited again until today.

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