1848 – 1907
Industrial Revolution II

Munch's The Storm


Edvard Munch, The Storm, 1893, oil on canvas, 36 1/8 x 51 1/2" (91.8 x 130.8 cm), (MoMA)

Speakers: Dr. Juliana Kreinik, Dr. Amy Hamlin

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Fidel Trower-Kelly wrote on Monday, September 28, 2009

The light in the house. What does signify? Does it show some sign of hope or does it hide from you what is just around the bent, and is this something to fear?

Mia wrote on Sunday, December 09, 2012

I would like to hear more about the woman in white - why is she standing alone? why is she in white (the brightest figure in the painting)?And I find it very interesting that the women have no faces. The commentators in the video mention their angst-ridden expressions, but really, their faces show nothing. It is all body language, something I think Munch paid particular attention to in many of his works.

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