The Dance of Life

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The Dance of Life or Life’s Dance is an 1899–1900 expressionist painting by Edvard Munch, now in the National Museum of Art in Norway. The arch of life spans from white young virgin in white over the pair with red wife to an old widow in black.

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Giclee Print – Paper:
Giclee print on premium archival quality Fine Art Matte paper. Certificate of Authenticity included. Shipped rolled and ready to be framed.

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Exhibition quality canvas stretched over wooden stretcher bars w/mirrored edge so none of the original image is lost. Certificate of Authenticity included. Ready to hang on your wall.

SKU: TRG-PRINT-INET-000198 Categories: , Tag: Artist: Munch, Edvard


The painting was an important work in Munch’s project The Frieze of Life. In creating the painting, Munch was allegedly inspired by the Helge Rode play Dansen gaar, of which Munch kept a copy in his personal library. This painting clearly reflects Munch’s ambivalence towards the women in his life.

Olaf Schoul purchased the painting in Oslo in 1910, immediately presenting it to the National Gallery.

The Dance of Life (painting), (last visited Aug. 4, 2022).

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