Lithograph printed in black on medium thin cream paper
Sheet: 500x294 mm Image: 458x260 mm
Auctioned Wednesday December 9 2015 at 15:00
LITERATURE: Magne Bruteig: Munch – Drawings, Oslo 2004.
In a drawing Munch has drawn a female gazing down into an urn, formed as a head of a male. It may be interpreted as her exploration of his mind.
Women were too much at the mercy of their emotions and urges, but could, by consciously cultivating their minds, attain a higher spiritual plane. … In a lithographic version, the woman rises from the urn, purified – we must assume – and liberated from the lecherous desires by which the women around the urn are possessed … . P. 91-92.