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Ecstacy

Gerhard Munthe1895

Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum

Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum
Tromsø, Norway

A woman in a blue dress, walking in a dark forest light a heart on fire, while a bird rests overhead, sitting on a star sign. Bells adorn the top of the image, lynx the bottom. Inscribed is the French sentence: "c'est ainsi que l'amour s'alume dans le coeur", meaning this is how love comes into the heart.

Munthe often painted stories from the Norse mythology and is associated with the Norwegian national romanticism and contributed to building the country's national identity.

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  • Title: Ecstacy
  • Creator: Gerhardt Munthe
  • Date Created: 1895
  • Physical Dimensions: 113x80 cm
  • Type: Drawing
  • Medium: Charcoal, water colour, pencil and gouache on canvas

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