Worker and Child Edvard Munch 1907 Edvard Munch is Norways most important artist often portrayed as an angst-ridden brooding Scandinavian who painted scenes of isolation and trauma exploring themes of love fear anxiety melancholy and death. Munch strongly believed that the working class would be the dominant force in the society of the future. The motif of workers exists in several versions as paintings drawings and graphic works including lithography and woodcut. Munch also made a sculpture in this motif. This painting is special because it also shows a very different image of workers than we know from his other works. He paints a flowing mass of exhausted men with zombie faces. Here the child running to his father makes the whole scene lighter. The girl is like a light in the dark and the life of a worker.