Night In St. Cloud (1890) by Edvard Munch

Night In St. Cloud - Edvard Munch - 1890

Artwork Information

TitleNight In St. Cloud
ArtistEdvard Munch
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions64.5 x 54 cm
Current LocationNasjonalgalleriet, Oslo

About Night In St. Cloud

Night in Saint Cloud is an extraordinary piece of artwork created by Edvard Munch in 1890-1892. It is a well-thought-out composition that clearly displays elements of a small room, while a smartly dressed gentleman looks out the window. The use of light and dark shades brings out the balance while revealing different objects in the room.

Edvard Munch was inspired by Post-Impressionist artists like Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec, who influenced his style significantly. Throughout his sixty-year career as an artist, he produced nearly two thousand paintings, hundreds of graphic motifs, thousands of drawings, poetry, prose and diaries. Night in Saint Cloud is not only considered one of his most famous artworks but also reflects Munch’s signature work style known as Expressionism.

The painting conveys loneliness after death with expert precision making it exemplary for Edvard’s professional artistry skills regarding its depth and representation quality. Despite struggling to convert personal trauma into common terms throughout his career as an artist, he has been able to bring out some fundamental human aspects such as love birth and death through artwork comprehension.

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