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    What does everyone think of the works of Edvard Munch? A gallery of his works can be found at http://www.calarts.edu/~rjaster/edvard-munch/index1.htm


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    I love his works. He is one of my favourite painter.


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    At last! A reply!

    I like him personally. To me, many of his works, even when they're not depicting a morbid kind of scene, still have a morbid kind of feel to them, just in the way he paints the people in them... To me, that sends a message that he felt that there was a kind of cloud of morbidness and death and unpleasantness over everything in life, even things that are not necessarily bad, and this makes sense, because he experienced much loss throughout his life...
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    Well i know nothing about art or artists but i think you would be hard pushed not to find someone who wasn't impressed by The Scream. It is a painting which has a horrible, nightmare (but fascinating) feel to it.
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    Yup, I have a picture of The Scream hanging in my room. Cool painting
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    Something interesting about The Scream... Some people believe that the red sky in the background was inspired by the very red sunsets that people around the world saw for months after the Krakatoa eruption, which happened 10 years before he painted The Scream. Also, for other paintings of his that are similar to The Scream, check out Despair and Anxiety.
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    I'm a fan of Francis Bacon myself. if you like sort of disturbing and surreal you may want to check him out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lothuian
    I'm a fan of Francis Bacon myself. if you like sort of disturbing and surreal you may want to check him out.
    I looked up a gallery of his paintings online... Yes, disturbing and surreal are excellent ways to describe his paintings... Rather creepy, some of them.
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    some are rather creepy..I probably should've warned about that.
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