on Oct 16, 2001:
In The End
I find myself simply arrested by the power of this piece. I am
a young man, 20 years of age, and I wonder a lot whether girls
my age will ever reach the timelessness of Inger - a woman. Instinctually,
I look at this and say to myself this is someone I could love,
this is someone I could spend the rest of my days with and grow
old with - she seems to be trustworthy and honest. Inger is stable,
strong, and elegant - worthy of a man's love and respect. The
white of her dress embodies that magical sense of purity. And
some men just want this in the end when it's all said and done.
Munch. John Boulton Smith.
Summer Night (Inger on Shore), 1889
Oil on canvas
126 x 161.7 cm