The Artist and His Model (1919 – 1921) by Edvard Munch

The Artist and His Model - Edvard Munch - 1919 - 1921

Artwork Information

TitleThe Artist and His Model
ArtistEdvard Munch
Date1919 - 1921
Dimensions134 x 159 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationMunch Museum, Oslo, Norway

About The Artist and His Model

“The Artist and His Model” is a genre painting by Edvard Munch, created between 1919 and 1921. This expressionist artwork, executed in oil on canvas, measures 134 x 159 cm. The piece is part of the collection at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. It captures a scene likely set in an artist’s studio, with bold colors and emotive brushwork characteristic of Munch’s style and the expressionist movement.

In the painting, you can observe two figures—presumably the artist and his model—positioned in the foreground within a vividly colored room. On the left, the model stands draped in a flowing blue garment, her gaze confronting the viewer while her body is slightly turned. The figure on the right, presumed to be the artist, stands behind her, dressed in a dark suit with a pale, almost mask-like visage. An easel and painting can be seen in the background to the right, suggesting a studio setting. The interior is rendered with bold, imperfect strokes, and the use of color is intense and non-naturalistic, emphasizing the emotional content of the scene over realistic representation.

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