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Poe and Edvard Munch

             There were two men that both had incredible talents in two completely different fields. A Norwegian painter named Edvard Munch, a very competent man he was and known as one of arts histories great and an American writer named Edgar Allan Poe which always has been a paradox in American literary history. Both Edvard Munch and Edgar Allen Poe may have lived different lives but still both lives are very similar in many ways, they both have lost many love ones during the years. Both went through alot of anger and pain which created their works that are very famous today. There are a lot of things you could compare with the lives of Edvard Munch and Edgar Allen Poe. Edvard Munch lived a longer life then Edgar Allan Poe, but both men were still became a big part of Art and American Literary history.
             Edvard Munch was a very competent man in those days. He's a Norwegian painter and printmaker that was very gifted was not only his counties greatest artist, but also played a vital role in the development of the German expressionism. His work often included the symbolic portrayal of such themes as misery, sickness, and death. The Cry is regarded as an icon of its experienced torment of isolation and fear (Hoifodt) . Munch traveled to Paris in 1885, and his work began to show the influence of French painters, first, the impressionists, and then the postimpressionists as well as art nouveau design. Like man young artists Munch reacted against conventional behavior, and in 1892 he took part in a controversial exhibit in Berlin. His circle of friends included several writers, one of whom was the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Munch designed the sets for several of Ibsen's plays (Hoifodt). Between 1892 and 1908, Munch spent much of his time in Paris and Berlin, where he became known for his prints--etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts. After 1910 Munch returned to Norway, where he lived and painted until his death.

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