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The Dance of Life

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Ozgurtosun wrote on Mar 4, 2001:
Comment from "20th Century Art"
"Munch based this painting on mid summer celebrations at Aasgardstrand in his native Norway. The woman in white, who looks like the artist's girlfriend Tulla Larson, symbolizes virginity, the woman in red stands for carnal knowledge and the figure in black, gazing jealously at the dancers, represents old age. The distorted outlines and the symbolic use of color in this work are typical of Munch and are exemplified most famously by his work THE SCREAM." (20th Century Art)

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Picture: Edvard Munch: The Frieze of Life.


The Dance of Life, 1900
Oil on canvas
125.5 x 190.5 cm