Edvard Munch

Author: Sue Prideaux

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300124019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 526

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The biography of the artist who created the most haunting icon of the twentieth century

The Private Journals of Edvard Munch

Author: Edvard Munch

Publisher: Terrace Books

ISBN: 9780299198145

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Scandinavia's most famous painter, the Norwegian Edvard Munch (1863-1944), is probably best known for his painting The Scream, a universally recognized icon of terror and despair. (A version was stolen from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, in August 2004, and has not yet been recovered.) But Munch considered himself a writer as well as a painter. Munch began painting as a teenager and, in his young adulthood, studied and worked in Paris and Berlin, where he evolved a highly personal style in paintings and works on paper. And in diaries that he kept for decades, he also experimented with reminiscence, fiction, prose portraits, philosophical speculations, and surrealism. Known as an artist who captured both the ecstasies and the hellish depths of the human condition, Munch conveys these emotions in his diaries but also reveals other facets of his personality in remarks and stories that are alternately droll, compassionate, romantic, and cerebral. This English translation of Edvard Munch's private diaries, the most extensive edition to appear in any language, captures the eloquent lyricism of the original Norwegian text. The journal entries in this volume span the period from the 1880s, when Munch was in his twenties, until the 1930s, reflecting the changes in his life and his work. The book is illustrated with fifteen of Munch's drawings, many of them rarely seen before. While these diaries have been excerpted before, no translation has captured the real passion and poetry of Munch's voice. This is a translation that lets Munch speak for himself and evokes the primal passion of his diaries. J. Gill Holland's exceptional work adds a whole new level to our understanding of the artist and the depth of his scream.


Author: Ulrich Bischoff

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822859711

Category: Artists

Page: 104

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Biographical sketch of Norwegian-born artist Evard Munch, including color illustrations of his famous works.

The Symbolist Prints of Edvard Munch

Author: Vivian Campbell,Prelinger Elizabeth,Elizabeth Prelinger,Edvard Munch,Michael Taylor,Parke-Taylor Michael,Michael Parke-Taylor,Peter Schjeldahl,Art Gallery of Ontario

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300069529

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Illustrated with black and white and colored prints from Edvard Munch. Original pictorial wrappers and color illustrated frontispiece. Published alongside the exhibition of the same name. "This exhibition considers Munch's relevance to a modern world through three interpretive paths." (From the forward) These paths are the technical methods Munch used as a Symbolist printmaker, his reception and exhibitions in North American, and Munch's influence in popular culture. With several essays and a chronology.

Edvard Munch

Author: Torstein Velsand

Publisher: Font Forlag AS

ISBN: 8281691816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 437

EDVARD MUNCH (1863-1944), Norwegian painter and graphic artist. Best known for works like 'Scream' and 'Madonna'. The only Norwegian visual artist to have attained undisputed world fame. NORWEGIAN HERITAGE is a series of books about our most important and best-known national icons. The respective titles introduce major personalities from the worlds of art and literature, science and sports, but also the many natural wonders of the country, as well as significant historical periods and cultural expressions. Each book offers an updated introduction to readers who wish to familiarize themselves with a given subject.

Edvard Munch and the Physiology of Symbolism

Author: Shelley Wood Cordulack,Edvard Munch

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838638910

Category: Design

Page: 140

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This book explores how and why the influential Norwegian artist Edvard Munch exploted late nineteenth-century physiology as a means to express the Symbolist soul. Munch's series of paintings through the 1890s, known collectively as the 'Frieze of Life', looked to the physiologically functioning (and malfunctioning) living organism for both its visual and organized metaphors.

Edvard Munch Between the Clock and the Bed

Author: Gary Garrels,Jon-Ove Steihaug,Sheena Wagstaff,Karl Ove Knausgaard,Patricia G. Berman,Allison Morehead,Richard Shiff,Mille Stein

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588396231

Category: Art

Page: 157

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In Self-Portrait: Between the Clock and the Bed, the elderly Edvard Munch stands like a sentinel in his bedroom/studio surrounded by the works that constitute his artistic legacy. A powerful meditation on art, mortality, and the ravages of time, this haunting painting conjures up the Norwegian master’s entire career. It also calls into question certain long-held myths surrounding Munch—that his work declined in quality after his nervous breakdown in 1908–9, that he was a commercially naive social outsider, and that he had only a limited role in the development of European modernism. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana} The present volume aims to rebut such misconceptions by freshly examining this enigmatic artist. In the preface, the renowned novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard considers Munch as a fellow creative artist and seeks to illuminate the source of his distinctive talent. The four groundbreaking essays that follow present numerous surprising insights on matters ranging from Munch’s radical approach to self-portraiture to his role in promoting his own career. They also reveal that Munch has been an abiding inspiration to fellow painters, both during his lifetime and up to the present; artists as varied as Jasper Johns, Bridget Riley, Asger Jorn, and Georg Baselitz have acknowledged his influence. More than sixty of Munch’s paintings, dating from the beginning of his career in the early 1880s to his death in 1944, are accompanied by a generous selection of comparative illustrations and a chronology of the artist’s life. The result is an intimate, provocative study that casts new light on Munch’s unique oeuvre—an oeuvre that Knausgaard describes as having gone “where only a painting can go, to that which is beyond words, but which is still part of our reality.”

Graphic Works of Edvard Munch

Author: Edvard Munch,Alfred Werner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486237657

Category: Art

Page: 118

View: 7606

90 haunting, evocative prints by first major Expressionist artist and one of the greatest graphic artists of his time: The Scream, Anxiety, Death Chamber, The Kiss, Madonna, On the Jetty, Picking Apples, Ibsen in the Cafe of the Grand Hotel, etc. Introduction by Alfred Werner.

Edvard Munch - The Scream – End of an error

Author: Gerd Presler

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 396028098X

Category: Art

Page: 140

View: 2549

Errors that determined what was said and written about the great Norwegian over the years and decades. They started with a wrong title for the world-famous work. It is not called “The Scream” at all! And they ended with the ignorance and dismissal of one version of the painting of the Screaming through Nature – perhaps the most important one. It is to be found on its back – and was simply passed over.

The Munch Murders

Author: Alessandra Comini

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611394481

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

View: 2073

The art world is stunned. In the space of a little over a week three Edvard Munch paintings, including the iconic Scream, have been stolen from museums in Oslo and Stockholm. Retired professor of art history Megan Crespi, on vacation in Scandinavia with her little Maltese dog Button and her old friend Lili Holm, is asked to help. In her capacity as Munch specialist, she visits three possible suspects, all major collectors of Munch, and soon finds her life is endangered. Being kidnapped had not been in her plans. Who is responsible? The fanatical Norseliga clan, with its emphasis on Norwegian superiority? The beautiful cosmetics queen, Myrtl Kildahl, who hides her German roots, or the Swedish collector who denies he is the grandson of writer August Strindberg? Pursuit of the truth takes Megan from Copenhagen and Oslo, to Bergen and Trondheim, and finally to Stockholm and the myth-laden island of Runmarö. Megan’s dog adds an element that qualifies him as a detective second only to his mistress. Includes Readers Guide.