on Aug 13, 2001:
Wow. I think this drawing draws us the picture of death in a different,
somewhat surreal way. I think the couple is heading home from
a funeral, and their minds are somewhat distracted from this drunken
boy that passes near them. For me, the painting represents one
of those moments in life when something unusual distracts your
way of mind, and makes you look at your reflection in the mirror
naked, from the other side.
wrote on May 31, 2001:
I find this painting to be quite interesting. The name of the
painting is "The Drunken Boy", yet the artist's emphasis
lies on the two men on the side walk. My attention was drawn,
even more, to them by the total contrast of their suits. The horse
in the foreground is almost ghostlike as is the head of, I think
a bulldog, on the right of the painting. I think this has now
become my favorite Munch painting!
und Warnemünde 1907-1908.
The Drunken Boy, 1908
Oil on canvas
85.5 x 130.5 cm