Friday, November 21, 2008

Inger on the beach

From Ginger to Inger.... Norway's greatest painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944) will for many only be known for his Scream - probably the most recognisable painting in the world. That is a real shame as he made so many masterpieces, and played such a crucial role in the development of expressionism and modern painting in general. The painting I selected is a relatively early work (1889), and not one of his best-known even within the circle of art lovers, but it always held a lot of appeal to me, ever since I first saw it - on the CD cover of an album of Grieg songs. More on Munch in the wikipedia article linked to below.