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Title

Two beings (The lonely ones)

1895


Artist

Edvard Munch

Norway

12 Dec 1863 - 23 Jan 1944


About

Munch’s artistically formative years took place in Paris in the late 1880s and Berlin in the 1890s. In Germany he began to make a name for himself and became involved with the Jugendstil publication Pan, which actively promoted the graphic arts. In 1895 the magazine’s co-founder, Julius Meier-Graefe, published a portfolio containing eight drypoints and etchings by Munch. The set included Two human beings (The lonely ones) (opposite, below). The mood of existential loneliness is rendered all the more poignant by the presence of a man and woman staring together out to sea at the rocky beach at Åsgårdstrand, yet physically and psychically separated from each other.


Details


Date

1895


Media category

Print


Materials used

drypoint


Edition

vi of 6 states, Schiefler 20


Dimensions

15.7 x 21.7 cm platemark; 26.7 x 35.1 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. sheet, pencil "Edvard Munch...". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1957


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9415


Artist information

Edvard Munch

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Fin de Siècle, Sydney, Jan 1994.

Prints in Germany 1880-1940, Sydney, 1989, p 6.

Prints & drawings Europe 1500-1900, Sydney, 2014, col illus p 181.