Quotes by: Edvard Munch

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Edvard Munch
A photograph of Munch.
Born (1863-12-12)12 December 1863
Ådalsbruk, Løten, Norway
Died 23 January 1944(1944-01-23) (aged 80)
Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Known for Painting and graphic artist
Notable work The Scream, Madonna, The Sick Child
Movement Expressionism, Symbolism

Youth must go ahead and prosper. These young painters are all very talented people, but they all paint frescoes.
Edvard Munch
It was always my intention that The Frieze should be housed in a room which would provide a suitable architectural frame for it.
Edvard Munch
By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.
Edvard Munch
Painting picture by picture, I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments. I painted only memories, adding nothing, no details that I did not see. Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness.
Edvard Munch
I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.
Edvard Munch
I build a kind of wall between myself and t he model so that I can paint in peace behind it. Otherwise, she might say something that confuses and distracts me.
Edvard Munch
I painted the picture, and in the colors the rhythm of the music quivers. I painted the colors I saw.
Edvard Munch
For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.
Edvard Munch
I should have considered it wrong to have finished the Frieze before the room for its accommodation and the funds for its completion were available.
Edvard Munch
In my childhood I always felt that I was treated unjustly, without a mother, sick, and with the threat of punishment in Hell hanging over my head.
Edvard Munch
The rich man who gives, steals twice over. First he steals the money and then the hearts of men.
Edvard Munch
Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life.
Edvard Munch
Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.
Edvard Munch
I learned early about the misery and dangers of life, and about the afterlife, about the external punishment which awaited the children of sin in Hell.
Edvard Munch
One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor.
Edvard Munch
No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.
Edvard Munch
Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
Edvard Munch
Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.
Edvard Munch
To die is as if one's eyes had been put out and one cannot see anything any more. Perhaps it is like being shut in a cellar. One is abandoned by all. They have slammed the door and are gone. One does not see anything and notices only the damp smell of putrefaction.
Edvard Munch
Death is pitch-dark, but colors are light. To be a painter, one must work with rays of light.
Edvard Munch
I find it difficult to imagine an afterlife, such as Christians, or at any rate many religious people, conceive it, believing that the conversations with relatives and friends interrupted here on earth will be continued in the hereafter.
Edvard Munch
This kind of painting with its large frames is a bourgeois drawing-room art. It is an art dealer's art-and that came in after the civil wars following the French Revolution.
Edvard Munch
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
Edvard Munch
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