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Edvard Munch

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Popularity of Munch’s Art The work of Munch contains aspects that reflect intellectual attitudes and ideas and views that were common in the age he lived (15). The art reflects real life experiences encountered by the artist and events occurring in the society. For instance, the scream is an icon of art that reflects the ideal serenity and self control of our world characterized by anxiety and uncertainty. The paint is of a sexless, twisted creature with its mouth and eyes wide open in a shriek of horror. This image reflects a vision he experienced when walking home together with his friends. His paintings reflect his tragedies and failures that transcribe the reality and record the impact of a personal experience. These pieces of art transmit emotional sensation as a result of the natural contemporary issues.The visionary power is enhanced by the incorporation of the lyrical and romantic aspects in his work. Munch was concerned with expressing humanity and consciousness in art by incorporating the injustices and relationships experienced by living people. The Frieze of Life has the sensation of love between men and women that is a force of nature (20). The painting has a narrative of awakening love that blossoms and withers, and ends with despair and death. The Kiss also depicts a woman and man locked in a passionate embrace. These paintings reflect the reconstituted subjectivity of the natural world where people experience love naturally and the feeling is shattered by death. Love, death, suffering, and illnesses are aspects of the current society illustrated in the work of Munch. The ability to intertwine reality and art has gained Munch popularity in modern art. Work CitedWoll, Gerd, and Edvard Munch. Edvard Munch: The Complete Graphic Works. Oslo, Norway: Orfeus Publishing, 2012. Print.