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17th of May in a Small, Norwegian Town: 'Syttende Mai’!

17th of May in a Small, Norwegian Town: 'Syttende Mai’!

May 17, 2024

In 1919, Edvard Munch painted ‘17th of May in a Small Norwegian Town’.

The artwork captures the essence of "Syttende Mai," Norway's cherished national day, portraying a lively gathering of townsfolk revelling in the spirit of the day. It's a scene that resonates with warmth and vitality, showcasing a side of Munch that revels in the collective joy and simple pleasures of life.

"17th of May in a Small Norwegian Town" stands as a testament to Munch's versatility as an artist, offering a glimpse into the celebratory and optimistic facets of human nature. This piece not only underscores the significance of togetherness and communal harmony but also highlights art's capacity to encapsulate the beauty found in everyday moments and traditions.

Here at Kite, we're passionate about art that uplifts and connects – check out our Art Squared collection. 

 




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