on Feb 18, 2002:
I think one of the lasting effects this painting has had on me
is seeing that the girl is crying, is being comforted, yet continues
to cry. It's almost as though Munch was trying to say that sometimes
when the world gets down on you, it's best to just cry, even if
someone's there holding you. Like he's saying that you should
just let your emotions run free. I'm greatly moved by this piece.
on Nov 19, 2001:
Seeing this painting leaves me to wonder why the girl is crying.
Is it regret, pain, shame, or a combination of the three? Or is
it joy and confusion and an uncertainty of what is to come? I
think it is a good depiction of, maybe, the loss of innocence
and the realization that once lost it is never again attainable.
wrote on Apr 11, 2001:
Like all of Munch's work, it is beautifully emotional. You can
feel how the girl feels. Although she is being comforted, she
still cries. The style of painting which Munch uses often looks
like the world seeing through tears. A view many of us see to
often. Munch expresses this view so subtly that we forget that
we are not crying.
und Warnemünde 1907-1908.
Oil on canvas
89 x 108 cm