The Day After (1894 – 1895) by Edvard Munch

The Day After - Edvard Munch - 1894 - 1895

Artwork Information

TitleThe Day After
ArtistEdvard Munch
Date1894 - 1895
Dimensions115 x 152 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationNational Gallery, Oslo, Norway

About The Day After

“The Day After” is an artwork by Edvard Munch, dating from 1894 to 1895. This oil on canvas piece is an expressionist genre painting and measures 115 x 152 cm. It belongs to the Expressionism art movement and is currently located at the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway.

The artwork depicts a figure lying on a bed with disheveled bedding, suggesting a state of unrest or exhaustion. The figure appears to be a woman who is lying on her side, with her arm draped over the edge of the bed and her hair spread out. The room is rendered in earthy tones, creating a sense of melancholy that is often associated with Munch’s work. In the foreground, there is a table with remnants of what seems to be a night of indulgence – empty bottles and glasses, indicating that the scene might represent the aftermath of a night of drinking. There is a palpable sense of emotional and physical weariness conveyed through the figure’s posture and the general disarray depicted in the painting. The artwork encapsulates themes of solitude, existential angst, and the human condition, which are recurrent in Munch’s oeuvre.

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