Edvard Munch Towards the forest II (Mot skogen II) (1915)

Edvard MUNCH
Towards the forest II (1915)
(Mot skogen II)
colour woodcut
50.6 x 64.8 cm (image) 55.0 x 68.0 cm (sheet)
Schiefler 444; Woll 541 iii/iii
3rd of 3 states
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1974
P152-1974
© Edvard Munch/BONO, Oslo. Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney

The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch was interested in the expression of fundamental human emotions, such as despair, fear, melancholy and jealousy. In this image the forest is not so much a representation of nature as a psychological landscape. It is a metaphor for the unknown future, towards which the couple is walking. Munch made numerous versions of this image and varied the printing process to such a degree that each impression is slightly different.

 

*Please note this work currently is not on display

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