Previous Next Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Back to top
Two Girls under an Apple Tree in Bloom

Two Girls under an Apple Tree in Bloom

Edvard Munch (in 1905)

Ask anything

No questions have yet been asked about this object.

Loading...

Thank you. Your question has been submitted.

Unfortunately something has gone wrong while sending your question. Please try again.

Viewable in Gallery i

In the museum now

Request high-res image

More information

The models for this double portrait from 1905 were two girls from the Norwegian fishing village of Åsgårdstrand. Munch had a house there and painted the local people. The apple tree in blossom symbolises the innocence of youth. This painting is the only canvas by Munch in a Dutch museum. Munch is best known for his sombre Symbolist work of the 1890s, in which loneliness and a longing for death vie with brooding sexuality. This painting is fairly mild by comparison, and the combination of two young girls and a blossoming fruit tree is also decidedly conventional. It is only the manner of painting that is radical, and it was long considered controversial.

Read more Read less

Collection book

Collection book Order

Specifications

Title Two Girls under an Apple Tree in Bloom
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is on view in room i
Dimensions Width 111 cm
Height 131 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Edvard Munch
Accession number 2426 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1957
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1957
Age artist Unknown
Exhibitions Een prikkelcollectie (2000)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Material
Object
Geographical origin Norway > Scandanavia > Northern Europe > Europe

Please note: The metadata of this object have not been checked.
Contact a curator if something seems incorrect.

All about the artist

Edvard Munch

Løten 1863 - Ekely 1944

Edvard Munch initially painted in a naturalist style. But his work became increasingly more expressive, inspired by trips to Paris. From 1892 to 1908, Munch...

Bekijk het volledige profiel