by Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944)
A hero to the German Expressionists of the early 20th century, Munch was known for his psychologically and emotionally charged paintings and prints. Having spent much of his youth sick at home, he began his lifelong passion for art at a very young age. It seems that the tragedy of his early years - the death of his mother and sister - greatly influenced his take on the world. Even this print portraying a man and woman being mutually attracted to each other, is executed in a dark, foreboding style that betrays the artist's fear of intimacy and fascination with death.
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