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Top 50 Edvard Munch Quotes (2024 Update)

Edvard Munch Quote: “From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “All art, literature, and music must be born in your heart’s blood. Art is your heart’s blood.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “What is art? Art grows from joy and sorrow, but mostly from sorrow. It grows from human lives.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Just as Leonardo da Vinci studied human anatomy and dissected corpses, so I try to dissect souls.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Without fear and illness, I could never have accomplished all I have.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “There is a battle that goes on between men and women. Many people call it love.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “I do not paint what I see, but what I saw.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “My will exceeds my talents.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “And I would often wake up at night and stare widely into the room: Am I in Hell?”
Edvard Munch Quote: “My father was temperamentally nervous and obsessively religious – to the point of psychoneurosis. From him I inherited the seeds of madness. The angels of fear, sorrow, and death stood by my side since the day I was born.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “I felt as if there were invisible threads connecting us – I felt the invisible strands of her hair still winding around me – and thus as she disappeared completely beyond the sea – I still felt it, felt the pain where my heart was bleeding – because the threads could not be severed.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Some colors reconcile themselves to one another, others just clash.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Any number of holier-than-thou honorable realists walk around in the belief that they have accomplished something, simply because they tell you for the hundredth time that a field is green and a red-painted house is painted red.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense, but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences, and partly poems in prose.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “I don’t believe in an art that is not born out of man’s need to open his heart.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “In my art I have tried to explain to myself life and its meaning. I have also tried to help others to clarify their lives.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Death is pitch-dark, but colors are light. To be a painter, one must work with rays of light.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “When I paint, I never think of selling. People simply fail to understand that we paint in order to experiment and to develop ourselves as we strive for greater heights.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “A work of art can only come from the interior of man. Art is the form of the image formed upon the nerves, heart, brain and eye of man.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “The camera will never compete with the brush and palette until such time as photography can be taken to Heaven or Hell.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “I was walking along a path with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “To die is as if one’s eyes had been put out and one cannot see anything any more. Perhaps it is like being shut in a cellar. One is abandoned by all. They have slammed the door and are gone. One does not see anything and notices only the damp smell of putrefaction.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “I painted the picture, and in the colors the rhythm of the music quivers. I painted the colors I saw.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “A work of art comes only from inside a human being.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “The way one sees is also dependent upon one’s emotional state of mind. This is why a motif can be looked at in so many ways, and this is what makes art so interesting.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “A person himself believes that all the other portraits are good likenesses except the one of himself.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Your face encompasses the beauty of the whole earth. Your lips, as red as ripening fruit, gently part as if in pain. It is the smile of a corpse. Now the hand of death touches life. The chain is forged that links the thousand families that are dead to the thousand generations to come.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “The viewers must come to understand the sacredness of painting, so they will remove their hats as if they were in church.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “In common with Michelangelo and Rembrandt I am more interested in the line, its rise and fall, than in color.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “At different moments you see with different eyes. You see differently in the morning than you do in the evening. In addition, how you see is also dependent on your emotional state. Because of this, a motif can be seen in many different ways, and this is what makes art interesting.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “It is better to have a good painting with ten holes than ten bad paintings without any holes.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Painting picture by picture, I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments. I painted only memories, adding nothing, no details that I did not see. Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Photography is an art which touches and grips one’s own heart’s blood.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “The rich man who gives, steals twice over. First he steals the money and then the hearts of men.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “I learned early about the misery and dangers of life, and about the afterlife, about the external punishment which awaited the children of sin in Hell.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “In my childhood I always felt that I was treated unjustly, without a mother, sick, and with the threat of punishment in Hell hanging over my head.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “When I paint a person, his enemies always find the portrait a good likeness.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Youth must go ahead and prosper. These young painters are all very talented people, but they all paint frescoes.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Oil-painting is a developed technique. Why go backwards?”
Edvard Munch Quote: “Anybody who perceives colors can become a painter. It’s simply a question of whether or not one has felt anything and whether one has the courage to recount the things one has felt.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “I build a kind of wall between myself and t he model so that I can paint in peace behind it. Otherwise, she might say something that confuses and distracts me.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor.”
Edvard Munch Quote: “It was always my intention that The Frieze should be housed in a room which would provide a suitable architectural frame for it.”
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