Young Girl on Shore, 1896
28.2 x 21.7 cm
wrote on Oct 13, 2000:
This is my absolute favorite piece of art! The simplicity and
beauty of the women standing there brings me peace. It is one
of those pieces that one could forever question "what is
she doing there or what is she thinking?" I see myself in
this picture, enjoying the spirit of nature and connecting with
Fay wrote on Jan 27, 2002:
In my art investigation into Edvard Munch, this painting was listed
under the Love section as 'Loneliness'. It communicates to me
the feeling of desolation, but also of renewal. There is some
mood in the picture that leaps out and swirls round you as you
look at it, and envelops you like a beautiful piece of music that
brings tears to your eyes.
Claro wrote on Dec 21, 2001:
I become afraid with this great picture because I imagine the
girl is going to commit suicide.
Gyrl wrote on Dec 14, 2001:
A Decision Made
With a decision to either remain in the world that she currently
knows, or to part from it. The peaceful blues and greens lead
the viewer to believe that she has chosen her particular path,
and with a peace of mind will execute that specific answer. At
any moment, the young women will take her first step towards the
wrote on Oct 3, 2001:
Dreaming but not alone
It is a beautiful painting. It is very mysteriously because you
can not see who or what is with her on the shore. I think see
is not alone. She thinks she is, but someone is watching her.
Just like I am watching her when I look at the painting. Is it
the love of her live? Whom she is waiting for?
wrote on Jun 21, 2001:
This painting so beautifully encapsulates a moment of complete
peace in this young woman's life. As she looks out towards the
sea she is doing what so many of us do, looking without seeing.
Possibly she is contemplating some dilemma in her life or perhaps
she is just removing herself from the world, allowing herself
a moment in which she clears her mind of all the confusion and
complication of life. By creating a background that is almost
void of any detail, Munch has allowed us to lose ourselves for
a moment in his painting as his subject has lost herself in the
beauty of her surroundings.
Edvard Munch: The Frieze