Red Creeper (1900) by Edvard Munch

Red Creeper - Edvard Munch - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleRed Creeper
ArtistEdvard Munch
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions32.5 x 48 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationNational Gallery, Oslo, Norway

About Red Creeper

The artwork titled “Red Creeper” was created by artist Edvard Munch in 1900. This oil on canvas measures 32.5 cm in height and 48 cm in width, and it exemplifies the Expressionist movement. The piece is categorized as a landscape and is currently housed at the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway.

“Red Creeper” is an expressive portrayal of a building entwined with crimson foliage which appears to be creeping up the structure’s facade. The work possesses a slightly unsettling aura, typical of Munch’s style, which often aimed to evoke emotional responses rather than accurately depict reality. The intense reds against the muted tones of the building create a stark contrast, suggesting a dynamic interplay between nature and the constructed environment. Bold brushstrokes and the use of contrasting colors demonstrate Munch’s departure from realism, leaning towards a more subjective rendering of the scene that aligns with the principles of Expressionism – to represent the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect and to evoke moods or ideas.

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