Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday History

Edvard Munch
The Sun, Oil on Canvas, 1911
Something to "Scream" About
Although Edvard Munch is well-known for his painting "The Scream" (which illustrates the artist's inner anxiety caused by a blood-red sky) his landscape paintings take on a different aesthetic.  His style lends itself to works that have movement, and his color palette is quite serene in the image above title "The Sun."  I've seen so many landscape paintings that bore me to tears, but Munch's style gives an organic liveliness to the scenes he chooses to depict. Check out more of Munch's work at Olga's Gallery, where you will see that he is much more than a one-trick pony.  
Keep your pencils sharp and your eyes open!


  1. This would make a sick stain-glass window! I love how the primary colors make this piece pop! I love his work.

  2. I adore how the sky sort of looks like a broken window or mirror it has a very warm quality to it due to the bright yellows used