Munch spent most of his last two decades in solitude at his nearly self-sufficient estate in Ekely, at SkÃ¸yen, Oslo. Many of his late paintings celebrate farm life, including many where he used his work horse â€œRousseauâ€ as a model.
Without any effort, Munch had a steady stream of female models, some of
which he may have had sexual relations with, and who were the subjects
of numerous nude paintings. Munch occasionally left his home to paint murals on commission, including those done for the Freia chocolate factory.