Edvard Munch — Norwegian Artist born on December 12, 1863, died on January 23, 1944

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century. One of his most well-known works is The Scream of 1893... (wikipedia)

Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life.
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.
Painting picture by picture, I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments. I painted only memories, adding nothing, no details that I did not see. Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness.
The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas.

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