Why was Edvard Munch so morbid?

The big picture.
Feb. 24 2006 6:24 AM

What a Scream

Edvard Munch's Scandinavian morbidity.

Edvard Munch. Click here to see a slide show.

Click here to read a slide-show essay on the paintings of Edvard Munch.

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Lee Siegel is Slate's art critic.