Artist Edvard Munch
Year 1894
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Munch Museum, Oslo
Dimensions 37 x 28 3/4 in
94 x 73 cm
Famous Paintings by Edvard Munch
The Scream
The Sick Child
Death in the Sickroom
The Dance of Life
Complete Works

Anxiety, created by Edvard Munch, is an oil painting on canvas. It was created in 1894 and is the style of expressionism. It’s currently on display in the Much Museum, which is in Oslo, Norway.


There are a wide array of colors used in this painting. Munch created a skyline with oranges and yellows, which lead into dark purples and backs on the ground. In the front of the painting are several people standing in a line on the Oslo bridge. A woman is in front, but the people behind her appear male. Many of the faces in the back are blurred out and everyone is wearing black with a hat.


Many art critics feel that Anxiety is closely related to Munch’s more famous piece, The Scream. The faces show despair and the dark colors show a depressed state. Many critics also believe it’s meant to show heartbreak and sorrow, which are common emotions all people feel.

One response to “Anxiety”

  1. cass says:

    this was helpful and informative enough – though a little brief. I found the author of this site wasn’t very audacious and daring in his/her way of describing the piece.

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