Four Girls on a Bridge

Four Girls on a Bridge
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17288
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Special Collections
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1863-1944
Artist Nationality: 
Norwegian
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a print of the painting "Four Girls on the Bridge" by Edvard Munch in a gray painted wooden frame.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Plexi
Length: 
28.5 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
29 inches
Description: 

The original painting that inspired this print had a perplexing effect on its viewers. Four girls appear on a bridge, standing close to one another and peering out over the water that belies the popular Norwegian resort Aasgaardstrand. The foremost figure is turned toward the viewer, nearly faceless with no distinguishable features. Her ambiguity implants an eeriness in the scene. The bridge trails off, swerving right out of the frame just below a twilight-toned sky. The colors used for the girls and the bridge, although each bright and cheerful within itself, come together and brace the blackness of the water, effectively parting the scene from reality and entering it into uncertainty. One becomes unsettled, much in the way that Munch was and wanted his paintings to be.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes