Edvard Munch, The Three Stages of Woman, 1894

Munch remains my favorite artist. The flow of lines is exquisite. The morbidity of his works is from his life, similar to Edgar Allen Poe’s, as he, like Poe, experienced the loss of his mother (at age 5) from tuberculosis. Then his favorite sister succumbed to it a few years after that. His family was also plagued by mental illness.


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Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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4 Responses to Edvard Munch, The Three Stages of Woman, 1894

  1. marblenecltr says:

    The work tells us well what I think Munch is trying to relate. If it were expressed with one thousand words, it would inspire post graduate analysis by many seeking psychiatry as a profession.

  2. marblenecltr says:

    More thoughts to share: Munch is an artist about whom, among many others, I know little, but I somewhat understand and appreciate his “Scream of Nature.” Perhaps a large part of what was deemed mental illness was his seeing and comprehending realities unknown to much of society in his day and maybe even today, when there is much to scream about. Further, “Three Stages of Woman” is work well accepted today but not in his time.

  3. All I know about art and artists has gone out of the window, Munch isn’t someone I have come across often but I do like the pictures of his I have seen. Thank you for sharing this one

  4. I’ve never seen this one- very dark- I’ll have to look up more of his work. Thanks for sharing!

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