Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Kiss

In 1902, Edvard Munch completed "The Kiss" using color woodcut. This piece is 18 3/8 x 18 7/8, and it hangs in the museum of modern art. Munch was an influential contributor to the German Expressionist movement. Munch created many works in a thematic vein, including the Kiss, and exhibited them along side each other in what he called The Freize of Life. The themes of the series included love, death, stages of life and jealousy. The kiss beautifully displays a couple in an intimate embrace. The couple appears to emerge as one as they draw closer.

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