Abraham "Bram" Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

Edvard Munch: The Vampire (Love and Pain)

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Edvard Munch, The Vampire (1893-94)

This painting was originally titled "Love and Pain". The woman in the painting is consoling her lover, and yet she dominates the vulnerable man. Munch has deliberately made their relationship ambiguous. Presumably, the man in the picture represents Munch; the woman could be a representation of Juell, one of his unsuccessful loves. A critic named Stanislaw Przybyszewski mistakenly interpreted this painting as being vampiric in theme. The painting became known as "Vampire" only after his erroneous assessment of it.

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