Memory of First Love

Edvard MunchThe Voice/Summer Night, 1896
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According to Munch, this painting refers to his memory of first love. (Contrary to the calm serenity of the painting, it was a tumultuous affair with a married woman, Milly Thaulow.)

"I stood before the Mystery of Woman - I looked into an undreamt-of World..." (Munch's manuscripts)