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.
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|Title||Two Girls under an Apple Tree in Bloom|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is on view in room i|
Width 111 cm
Height 131 cm
|Accession number||2426 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1957|
Een prikkelcollectie (2000)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Norway > Scandanavia > Northern Europe > Europe|
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All about the artist
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