The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch was interested in the expression of fundamental human emotions, such as despair, fear, melancholy and jealousy. In this image the forest is not so much a representation of nature as a psychological landscape. It is a metaphor for the unknown future, towards which the couple is walking. Munch made numerous versions of this image and varied the printing process to such a degree that each impression is slightly different.
*Please note this work currently is not on display