The Madonna, 1894: Canvas Replica Painting: Grande
By artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944), at the Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway
With a halo symbolizing the duality of love and pain, this 20th century work shines with both feminine beauty and high controversy. The artist himself did not name the piece, but aficionados saw Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the calm confidence and demure stance of the young woman in his beautiful work. Munch was a pioneer in the modern Expressionist movement. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its bold brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica European style frame is cast in quality designer resin in a deep ebony hue highlighted by a faux mat and a classic, understated border in an antique gold finish.
Grande: 36.75"Wx46.75"H. framed (30.5"Wx40.5"H. image size, 3.125"W. frame)
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   Edvard Munch (1863-1944)

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian Symbolist painter, printmaker, and an important forerunner of the Expressionist movement in art. The Scream is Munch's most popular painting, in which he displayed the themes of life, love, fear, death and melancholy. Munch's psychologically and emotionally themed paintings were a major influence on German Expressionism in the early 20th-century. Munch was born into a family that was plagued with poor health; both his mother and sister died before he was 15 years old. Munch showed an early gift for drawing, but received little formal training.

Munch's paintings of women portrayed them as either frail, innocent suffers or as the cause of great longing, jealousy and despair. These paintings, such as Madonna, show Munch's turbulent relationship with love. Although Munch paintings are stylistically post-impressionist, his subject matter is primarily symbolic. Munch said he carefully created his paintings to create a tense atmosphere that depicted a state of mind rather than an external reality. The resulting paintings were full of emotion and energy

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