Model By The Wicker Chair (1919-21) by Edvard Munch

Model By The Wicker Chair - Edvard Munch - 1919-21

Artwork Information

TitleModel By The Wicker Chair
ArtistEdvard Munch
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions48 1/4 x 39 1/3 in. (122.5 x 100 cm)
Current LocationMunch Museum
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About Model By The Wicker Chair

Model By The Wicker Chair is a painting created by Edvard Munch between 1919-1921. This artwork depicts a nude female model standing next to a wicker chair. The painting is part of Munch’s exploration of deeply felt emotions and is currently housed in the Munch Museum in Oslo.

Munch used high chroma colors in formed strokes and lines, which give the painting a raw and emotional feel. The use of bold strokes creates texture, making it appear almost as if the model was molded out of clay. Interestingly, one version of this painting can be found in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.

This piece has been exhibited worldwide, including various galleries and museums. Model By The Wicker Chair showcases Munch’s unique approach to art-making and captures his intention to evoke intense emotions from his audiences through his paintings.

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