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Young Girl on Shore

Young Girl on Shore, 1896
28.2 x 21.7 cm

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Natalia wrote on Oct 13, 2000:
Finding Myself
This is my absolute favorite piece of art! The simplicity and beauty of the women standing there brings me peace. It is one of those pieces that one could forever question "what is she doing there or what is she thinking?" I see myself in this picture, enjoying the spirit of nature and connecting with my soul.

Morgan Le Fay wrote on Jan 27, 2002:
In my art investigation into Edvard Munch, this painting was listed under the Love section as 'Loneliness'. It communicates to me the feeling of desolation, but also of renewal. There is some mood in the picture that leaps out and swirls round you as you look at it, and envelops you like a beautiful piece of music that brings tears to your eyes.

Fernando Claro wrote on Dec 21, 2001:

I become afraid with this great picture because I imagine the girl is going to commit suicide.

Agatha Gyrl wrote on Dec 14, 2001:
A Decision Made
With a decision to either remain in the world that she currently knows, or to part from it. The peaceful blues and greens lead the viewer to believe that she has chosen her particular path, and with a peace of mind will execute that specific answer. At any moment, the young women will take her first step towards the water.

Karin wrote on Oct 3, 2001:
Dreaming but not alone
It is a beautiful painting. It is very mysteriously because you can not see who or what is with her on the shore. I think see is not alone. She thinks she is, but someone is watching her. Just like I am watching her when I look at the painting. Is it the love of her live? Whom she is waiting for?

[Somebody] wrote on Jun 21, 2001:
This painting so beautifully encapsulates a moment of complete peace in this young woman's life. As she looks out towards the sea she is doing what so many of us do, looking without seeing. Possibly she is contemplating some dilemma in her life or perhaps she is just removing herself from the world, allowing herself a moment in which she clears her mind of all the confusion and complication of life. By creating a background that is almost void of any detail, Munch has allowed us to lose ourselves for a moment in his painting as his subject has lost herself in the beauty of her surroundings.

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Picture: Edvard Munch: The Frieze of Life.