You may have seen Edvard Munch’s painting, The Scream, without knowing it as it has been featured

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You may have seen Edvard Munch’s painting, The Scream, without knowing it as it has been featured in various movies and television shows such as The Simpsons, The Looney Tunes movie, and Home Alone. This painting is one of the first paintings to emphasize a sound. (Not only is the main person screaming but the setting also seems to be yelling as well.) The main character of the painting looks as if he is screaming and the setting seems to depict something tense almost as if it is yelling or screaming as well. The painting originally called Verzweiflung, meaning despair in (?), was part of a three part series called the “frieze of Life which dealt with emotional life, presumably applicable to all modern humans”(here you should have the …show more content…
At the age of 17, Edvard (set off to go to a technical school to become an engineer) attended technical school to become an engineer, however depression and alcoholism caused him to drop out and as a result he decided to follow his heart to become an artist. In the year of 1881 he enrolled in the Royal School of Art and Design. Edvard was taken under the wing of sculptor Julius Middelthun to be his prize pupil. Middelthun influenced Munch so much that (he painted his mentor as his first portrait) his first portrait was of his mentor Julius Middelthun.
(Munch painted so exquisitely that) Munch’s paintings drew the attention of many other artists and as a result he was invited to (exhibit) display his work at the Industries and Art Exhibition (because he had such a) so that others could view his different way of painting. (A way that is related to Van Gogh but yet with so much emotion and thrillers) Many compared his paintings to Van Gogh’s except Munch’s displayed more emotion and were considered thrillers. This was seen as different at this time as his paintings always made you think about something sad. In his series the “Frieze of life”, the paintings were considered disturbing.
Munch believed the ultimate outcome of love was despair. While he was working in Norway he made connections with a group of Oslo Bohemian who “advocated free Love”. He fell in love with a married woman and became madly obsessed with her for six years. (The

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