Puberty is a painting by the renowned Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. Created between 1894 and 1895, this art piece is a remarkable example of Munch’s general impressionistic style. The artwork depicts a young teenage girl in her awkward phase of puberty.
One unique feature of Puberty is that Munch may have used a model for the girl, unlike most of his other works that were inspired by imaginary characters or real-life events in his life. The painting also has associations with symbolism and expressionism – prominent movements that Munch was associated with throughout his career as an artist.
As with most artists, Munch was often criticized for his works. However, despite raising eyebrows when it first premiered, Puberty has become an iconic part of Norwegian culture and history over time. Today, the painting is part of the collection at the Munch Museum in Oslo.