EDWARD MUNCH

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The creative heritage of Edward Munch, the famous Norwegian painter, graphic artist, theater artist and art theorist, has about 1,000 paintings, 4,400 watercolors and drawings, over 15,000 prints, and six sculptures. The artist painted portraits, landscapes, everyday scenes and paintings with a complex symbolist overtones, created graphic works.
Edward Munch lived a life full of misfortunes and absurdities. He was born in 1863 in Christiania (modern Oslo) in the family of a military doctor the second of five children. Childhood and the youth of the future artist passed under the sign of death - his mother (he was only 5 years old) and his beloved elder sister died of tuberculosis. "Disease, madness and death - these angels of darkness stood by my cradle and did not leave me all my life," he will write later...