Bathing Man – Edvard Munch Painting - Large Art Prints
The Bathing Man is a exquisite painting by a Norwegian painter Edvard Munch.
In this painting we see a virile, muscular, naked man emerging from the cool, turquoise sea after a swim. The picture can be read as a reflection of the period’s “vitalism” – a world view that assumed all living things to be suffused with a magical life force. This philosophy found its pictorial expression in particular in dynamic motifs of naked men and youths. As a cultural phenomenon, vitalism was a reaction against the decadence of the period, and against industrialism, with the great cities and ways of life it brought with it. Instead of cool-headed rationalism and scientific technology, vitalism preferred to emphasise instinct and intuition – and believed the key to a better life lay in nature and good health.
The sheer beauty this work ranks high in Munch's oeuvre. As a static tableau of the mind, it shows the influence of the French synthetist painters. But its looses contours, sometimes doubled, rich somber colors, and lack of primitivist stylization give it a life and atmosphere rarely found in their work.
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