Tag Archives: Munch

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 … Continue reading

Posted in art, expressionism, mental illness, painting, Symbolism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Richard Tennant Cooper, Syphilis, 1912

Related to this painting, a frightening 2006 version of Dracula by the BBC featured Lucy’s husband Jonathan as suffering from inherited syphilis. This turn of the century gouache stylistically echoes Munch’s 1895 The Three Stages of Woman. Femme fatale theme … Continue reading

Posted in British, femme fatale, mythology, painting, Symbolism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Oskar Kallis, Estonian modernist, Armula, showing explicit Munch influence

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Oskar Kallis, Estonia,(1892 – 1918), Lamav akt

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Josip Tirik, (b. Zagreb), Croatian artist

Visit his website. Definitely felt a Munch influence here.

Posted in art, Balkans, expressionism | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Josip Tirik, Croatian artist, Untitled, 2009

Visit his website. This might be one of his most powerful works, and although completely original, it seems to have hints of so many things beyond the Balkans war– first, la Pieta (see body of Christ like figure in foreground with … Continue reading

Posted in art, Balkans, expressionism, war | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Josip Tirik, Croatian artist, untitled, 2010

Visit his website.

Posted in art, Balkans, expressionism, Symbolism, war | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Josip Tirik, (b. Zagreb), Croatian artist, Lost Generation, 2011

Visit his website. Some of his later paintings remind me of Kitaj and the earlier ones of Munch but he is very original.

Posted in art, Balkans, expressionism, Symbolism, war | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Phillip Compton, (PA painter and musician), Marsh Creek October Sunset. See hints of Munch.

Posted in art, landscape, realism | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Munch, The Sick Child

Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter and print maker 1863–1944, is perhaps my most favorite artist.His psychological themes are built on Symbolism but his work is also influenced by Expressionism. He grew up during a time when Tuberculosis, also called Consumption or the … Continue reading

Posted in art, expressionism, Munch, Symbolism | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments