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. 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
Width 111 cm
Height 131 cm
|Accession number||2426 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1957|
|Age artist||About 42 years old|
Een prikkelcollectie (2000)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Boijmans bij de Buren - Kunst stelt alles voor (2020)
|Geographical origin||Norway > Scandanavia > Northern Europe > Europe|
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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