Separation (1894) by Edvard Munch

Separation - Edvard Munch - 1894

Artwork Information

ArtistEdvard Munch
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions45 1/4 x 59 in. (115 x 150 cm)
Current LocationMunch Museum

About Separation

Edvard Munch’s “Separation,” created in 1896, is a captivating oil on canvas painting that portrays a man and a woman parting ways. Munch uses contrasting colors of black and white to emphasize the intense psychological themes in the painting. The woman, portrayed in shades of white and gold, stands out as she dominates the entire scene with her glowing presence.

Munch was a Norwegian painter born in L√łten’s farmhouse known for his expressionist style. The man in the painting appears submissive and withdrawn, while the woman exudes power and radiance. The artwork conveys feelings of detachment resulting from separation and its lingering effects.

“Separation” is housed at the Munch Museum located in Norway, where it remains one of Munch’s most notable works. Overall, this painting offers an intriguing insight into human emotions during difficult times in relationships that people can relate to even centuries later.

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