This photo of Rosa Meissner at the Rhon Hotel in Warnemünde taken in 1907 by Edward Munch was the basis for seven pictures of the “crying women” series. Munch worked his motives much in series of paintings in which he gives new expressions and colors to his paintings, sometimes over a long period. Even if this serial approach may not directly refer to the Kierkegaard’s book “The repetition” edited in 1843, it sounds all the same obvious that there is an analogy to Kierkegaard’s book in which he recalls his separation from Regine Olsen. For Kierkegaard as for Munch, the repetition is the ”daily bread”. In the photograph we’ll see Munch’s shadow looking right at the walking “Rosa Meissner”, his hand under his nose. This reference to the observer puts the relation between the subject and the one who perceives it, in the center of interest. The exhibition that is shown at the Centre Pompidou is to be seen at the Kunsthalle Schirn from the 9. of February to the 13. of May 2012.