The artist's sister, Inger

Well, in case it isn’t glaringly apparent, the paintings of Edvard Munch, especially his paintings of women, have had a huge impact on The Vampire’s Wife. The women he painted are so haunted. I love this painting of Munch’s sister Inger, painted when he was just twenty years old. Inger seems to hover outside of her surroundings and radiate an image of self-possession and detachment. I love her expression, controlled yet guarded, her posture constrained, her gaze thoughtful and introverted. I love that she seems ghosted by her own ominous blue shadow. The first Munch painting I truly fell in love with. Love, Susie x

Inger by Edvard Munch

Inger in Black and Violet, 1892