Edvard Munch “Starry Night”
Oil on canvas 1923-1924, 120.5 cm x 100 cm
Collection of Munch-Museet, Oslo, Norway
There is an 1893 'nocturne' painting by Munch (much smaller at only 133 cm x 139 cm) which is also titled 'Starry Night' and seems to have a few overlapping elements, otherwise this 1923-24 oil painting is a more singular effort at creating a drama within not just the picturesque quality of the snowscape, but also from the presence of figures unseen, with only their shadows cast over the snow demonstrating their existence.
Original Page Dec 29, 2012