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In pictures: Munch artworks

Edvard Munch's The Wave

An eight-piece collection of paintings by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, most famous for his work The Scream, has sold for 17m at Sotheby's in London.

Munch's self-portrait in front of two-coloured background

Munch, who lived from 1863-1944, appears in this striking self-portrait. It is believed to be the first such work by him to appear in an auction.

Munch's Portrait of men bathing

Munch was well-known for capturing some of the more optimistic, vigorous sides of life, such as these bathers enjoying the good weather.

Munch's summer day

His vibrant depiction of a summer day sold for 6.1m. Munch also explored the bleaker aspects of life during his career, including illness and madness.

Munch's Generations

This portrait, Generations, depicts what is thought to be father and son. In 1933, Munch was classified as a 'degenerate artist' by Nazi Germany.

Munch's self-portrait recovering from Spanish flu

Munch is regarded as a great self-portraitist alongside Vincent Van Gogh. Here, he is recovering from Spanish influenza, which decimated Europe after World War One.



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