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Title

Two beings (The lonely ones)

1895

Artist

Edvard Munch

Norway

12 Dec 1863 – 23 Jan 1944

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Edvard Munch

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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