The Hands

By Edvard Munch SKU:70900

Edvard Munch's "The Hands" is a remarkable painting that was created in 1893. It holds a special place in art history due to its profound symbolism and emotional depth. The artwork depicts two disembodied hands, with one reaching out to grasp the other. This powerful image reflects themes of human connection, isolation, and longing. Munch's use of bold colors and expressive brushwork intensifies the psychological impact of the piece. "The Hands" serves as a poignant reminder of the universal human experience, making it a truly exceptional painting in Munch's iconic body of work.

47 cm

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Title: Edvard Munch’s “The Hands”: A Profound Masterpiece of Human Connection

Year Painted: 1893

Edvard Munch’s “The Hands” stands as a profound masterpiece in art history, painted in 1893. This iconic artwork encapsulates Munch’s unique style and captures the viewer’s attention with its profound symbolism and emotional depth. The painting depicts two disembodied hands, one reaching out to grasp the other, creating a visually striking and emotionally evocative image.

Munch was a Norwegian artist renowned for his ability to convey intense human emotions through his work, and “The Hands” is no exception. The painting embodies themes of human connection, isolation, and longing, resonating with viewers on a deeply personal level. The composition is simple yet powerful, drawing the eye to the hands and their delicate, almost desperate gesture.

The choice of colors in “The Hands” adds to its emotional impact. Munch employs a vibrant and contrasting palette, with fiery reds and cool blues, enhancing the sense of tension and turmoil within the painting. The brushwork is expressive and bold, further intensifying the psychological impact of the piece. This combination of vivid colors and energetic brushstrokes creates a sense of unease and raw emotion, making “The Hands” a compelling visual experience.

What makes “The Hands” truly special is its ability to transcend time and place, speaking to universal human experiences. Munch’s work often delved into the depths of the human psyche, reflecting the anxieties and complexities of human existence. In this painting, the yearning for connection and the profound loneliness that can accompany it are poignantly captured. The disembodied hands serve as a powerful metaphor for the human condition, reminding us of our shared longing for understanding and companionship.

“The Hands” has become an iconic image in Munch’s body of work, celebrated for its artistic innovation and emotional resonance. It has been exhibited in renowned galleries and museums around the world, attracting viewers with its haunting beauty. The painting continues to captivate audiences, inviting introspection and sparking conversations about the complexities of human relationships.

In conclusion, Edvard Munch’s “The Hands,” painted in 1893, is a remarkable and significant piece of art. Its profound symbolism, emotional depth, and universal themes of human connection make it a truly special painting. Munch’s masterful use of color and expressive brushwork further enhance its impact, creating an artwork that continues to resonate with viewers to this day.

Original size:
77 x 91 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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