Woman in Red Dress: Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch: Woman in Red Dress

The sitter in Woman in Red Dress who Expressionist painter Edvard Munch paints here has the bare rudiments of facial characteristics as she treads an unoccupied road towards us. The colors of pinks and browns, along with the woman’s clasped hands send a message of anxiety, perhaps mourning, although we can’t be sure given the uncertain facial expression. Munch painted this in 1903, the setting for the painting being a street in Åsgårdstrand, Norway, a summer resort town where he once lived.

Edvard Munch’s Woman in Red Dress is in the Neue Pinacothek in Munich, Germany.

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