The End of Fear (1940)

The End of Fear by Edvard Munch is perhaps one of the most famous paintings in history. History of this painting and its impact on us. The painting itself is a depiction of the end of the war in Germany and the bomb that dropped on Pearl Harbor, USA on Dec 7th, 1941. This painting has become almost synonymous with the destruction and horror of that time and it was actually created by a German during that period. He called it, “The Roaring Depression” and it’s right there at the top of the ranking as one of the most well known art pieces of the 20th century.

The End of Fear

The painting itself was created during a time when the world was convulsed by war and it was the aftermath of that conflict that spurred this artist into creating this masterpiece. The symbolism involved in the painting goes far beyond anything you could have ever imagined, it is almost a spiritual painting in its own right and as the credits roll it shows a vision of a beautiful ruined cityscape with all the bombed-out windows of the old city still in place. As the clock ticked towards zero the painting represented the horror that loomed over Germany at that time. It represented the hope of a new life under peace, that the citizens of Germany could take that much needed step to rid themselves of the hated Nazis and build a new Germany without the hatred and evil that had doomed their nation and claimed the lives of millions. The End of Fear is perhaps one of the most unforgettable paintings from the career of Edvard Munch.

The End of Fear is available now as a signed art print. A fine addition to any art collection and indeed is a must have for anyone who enjoys art and the visual arts. This work is available from all good online retailers and can be ordered directly from the artist or through our gallery.