Friday, March 24, 2006

Same Name

Starry Night, c. 1893, by Edvard Munch, The J. Paul Getty Museum.

Munch is the Symbolist painter best known for The Scream. He was from Norway but traveled and studied in Paris and admired van Gogh.

Starry Night, 1899 by Vincent van Gogh, MOMA, NYNY.

1 comment:

jmchez said...

Fascinating! I guess this shows that "artistic insanity" comes in various guises.

For the record, I enjoy the optimistic madness of Van Gogh (even if we know it to have been temporary) and recoil at the depressive darkness that Munch portrayed so often.

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