In the woodcut as in the paintings, the kissing pair are clothed, unlike the etching with a corresponding motif. In this version, abstraction has been taken to its extreme, and the man and the woman stand up together as a dark silhouette against the background formed only by the pattern in the wood.


  • Title: Kiss IV
  • Creator: Edvard Munch
  • Date Created: 1902
  • Technique: Woodcut with gouges and fretsaw.
  • Physical Dimensions: w470 x h470 mm
  • Type: Woodcut
  • Rights: © Munch-museet/Munch -Ellingsen Gruppen/Bono

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