Ashes by Edvard Munch

Ashes by Edvard Munch

The misery of being in love... and not being able to be together.

Comments

F. said…
The hair...In the last picture too the woman's hair seemed to fan outwards and nearly take over the entire scene, and here as well.
I wonder why it fascinated him so?
F. said…
The misery of being in love... and not being able to be together.

More likely, the misery of being in love and not being able to get away.
Abdul Sami said…
don't wanna b a spoil sport... but does not this look more like an Xmas (or EID) dinner prep gone wrong ???
Awais said…
The best part about Edvard Munch's paintings is that everyone sees a different situation based on their own psychological-emotional profile.

What i see is this couple present in the middle of a jungle, at the time of night, alone. The two have probably ran off to this place to be together. But running away from the society, and being there, they realize that they can't do it. I don't know why, some emotional issue maybe. They are in love, and they can't do it, and they are in misery. That's what i see in the painting.

@ Abdul Sami

Lolz.
Abdul Sami said…
those white stone like things could b rucksacks... or in fact jus stones...

perhaps they comitted a robbery and realized what they stole was jus a bunch of stones...
F. said…
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F. said…
Well, that's art for you.

Honestly, I didn't see a forest! :o Now that I've looked at it again, sure, those look like tree trunks.
But before, it just looked like they were in a well-furnished room with stately dark mahogany-paneled walls, just after a relationship-changing fight...and the whole scene was either a reflection in a dressing mirror (which I imagined was also very grand) or the view through a window. And the scene was set in somewhere after 1850 but definitely before 1940. (No corsets, but something very "old" about it.)
Abdullah Shahid said…
Well, thats a beautiful painting. I had the same interpretation as that of Awais's on the first sight. It's interesting how there can be very different interpretations for the same painting. Sami's interpretation is amusing :-D
The realisation that love is not all that they expected it to be.

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Awais said…
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Festi said…
Munch had a relationship with a married woman causing great agony. Knowing this, I think these two are lovers who went to the forest at night to be alone. But no matter where they go, they still realize that this relationship has no future. They despair because there is no solution for this.
Blossom said…
Amazing painting! To me, it looks like the misery of being tied to the wrong person for the rest of your life whom one has chosen oneself with full faith as the 'right partner'. The painting reeks of this failure and misjudgment to me.