Parting - Edward Munch. 96,5x127
Parting is a small death. Most likely, the author offers the public a situation experienced by himself.
Physical suffering of a man. Clinging feverishly to that area of the chest where the heart is located, he is mortally pale. On the contrary, the blood-red spot at the man’s legs, like the protruding around the arm, illustrates pain and anxiety. Black spots around a lifeless tree are a symbol of emotional death.
The woman in the light, on the contrary, exudes confidence and determination. Her dress continues on the sandy shore, and her hair, caught in the wind, is ready to scatter black clouds.
Interestingly, the female figure is completely devoid of individual traits. This is a generalized image, on the contrary, a man is individual. The difference in the perception of the gap by the author is interpreted as unhappiness for a man and a new opportunity for a woman.
The tendency of the master is obvious and is due to personal life experience.
The color scheme of the picture is stingy, but organic and conveys an atmosphere of tension and a depressive component of the plot of the work.