More muted than the previous pieces, this painting features a woman and man on the shore, a clear theme in Munch's work. The man is turned away from the woman, clutching his chest. The woman is a flowing figure on the shore, walking away from the man.
The man and woman are again at odds, with the man in black and the woman in white. Not just contrasting in color, these two figures are also opposite in detail. The man has a face and finger, the woman is a smooth featureless figure.
Most striking about this piece, besides the couple's contrasting colors, is the red that seems to stand apart from the rest of the painting. It would appear the man is possibly clutching at his actual heart, as his hand appears bloody, which also plays along with the heart shaped flower at the bottom of the painting. This red contrasts with the green grass, as well as the green in the man's face. The woman in white contrasts with the dark shore, and her blonde hair with the sky.