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Edvard Munch Towards the forest II (Mot skogen II) (1915)

Edvard MUNCH
Towards the forest II (1915)

The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch was interested in the expression of fundamental human emotions, such as despair, fear, melancholy and jealousy. In this image the forest is not so much a representation of nature as a psychological landscape. It is a metaphor for the unknown future, towards which the couple is walking. Munch made numerous versions of this image and varied the printing process to such a degree that each impression is slightly different.

*Please note this work currently is not on display