Colin Garrelts and Edvard Munch’s Eyes and Heart


Edvard Munch was not just an expressionist painter, he was one of the first. While people were skeptical of his new ways of painting, he managed to pull a new movement into existence. Munch’s paintings and prints showed the raw emotion he was experiencing in his early life and Munch painted so the viewers of his work would feel that way as well. While the events in each painting are personal to Munch, the characters are portrayed with such strong emotion and yet so vaguely, they become personal to any viewer. Having seen these in real life gave me the true experience of feeling what Munch felt, seeing what he saw, both through his eyes and his heart. I chose to research Munch because to understand someone’s personality through art is a one-of-a-kind experience.


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