OUR MUSEUMS AND DEPARTMENTS
In the summer of 1889 Edvard Munch settled in Åsgårdstrand for the first time. This tiny municipality located by the Oslofjord would later be a huge influence on his life and work.
After the purchase of the house in 1898 Munch changed his motives and focus in his art, he now became more interested in the everyday life and people who lived in Åsgårdstrand.
The Dance of Life belongs to a series called the Frieze of Life. This frieze was intended as a series of freely adjoining pictures, which would give a clear view of life and the situation of modern man.