Two Women on the Shore
by Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944)
Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose young life was marked with tragedy, poverty and illness, having lost both his mother and his favorite sister while he was still young. Edvard himself was sickly as a youth, particularly during the cold winter months. Spending much time at home and alone, the young Munch would pass his time creating art. As an adult, it seems his difficult youth influenced his art and he became famous for his intensely emotionally evocative themes. Two Women on the Shore is a visual poem about life and death, the young woman, lightly dressed, next to an old woman, dressed in black and kneeling, her face resembling a skull. The theme of woman and her life-stages was one that Munch revisited often through the course of his career.
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