Edvard Munch

Author: Sue Prideaux
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300124019
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The biography of the artist who created the most haunting icon of the twentieth century

Edvard Munch

Author: Gerd Woll
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
ISBN: 0856676993
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This, the first comprehensive study of its kind, will provide both scholars and collectors of Edvard Munch s work with an invaluable resource for further research and collecting.

The Private Journals Of Edvard Munch

Author: Edvard Munch
Publisher: Terrace Books
ISBN: 9780299198145
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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.

Graphic Works Of Edvard Munch

Author: Edvard Munch
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486237657
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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

Author: Erik Mørstad
Publisher: Akademika Pub
ISBN: 9788274772311
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This anthology springs out of a productive environment that in recent years has been created in Norway for research into the art of Edvard Munch. Comprising scholars from both the University of Oslo and the Munch Museum, this environment is seeking to internationalise the research and broadening the network of scholars working on Munch's art. The nine essays written by art historians from USA, Germany, Switzerland and Norway shed new light upon different sides of Munch and his art, as well as on the impact he has had in art history. The authors in this anthology are more critical of their sources than has been seen earlier in research on Munch, and their interpretations of works are increasingly based on information that can be documented. A diversity of theory now supplements the traditionally biographical approach. One of the authors describes the process of identifying a formerly unknown Munch painting, Seated nude and three male heads, as well as addressing general problems of dating concerning Munch's oeuvres. Another essay focuses on Munch's portrayals of one of the most radical Norwegian art movements in the late 19th century, Kristianiabohemen, and the importance of this movement for Munch's development as an artist. Through analysis of Munch's paintings the authors also focus on Munch's role in the creation of a national identity, and his perception of the male role in contemporary society. In the last essay of the book it is being argued that Munch and his works have often been better comprehended by other artists than by traditional art historians. The essay shows how certain artists, most of them American such as Jim Dine, Andres Serrano and Elizabeth Jones, have appropriated and developed Munch's pictorial imagination, in independent works or in visual quotations.

Edvard Munch

Author: Ulrich Bischoff
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783822859711
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"At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-ming a seventeenth-century Chinese sage explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and foolishness, and heaven and hell. He draws from the wisdom of the Three Creeds Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism to impress upon us that by combining simple elegance with the ordinary, we can make our lives artistic and poetic. This sense, along with a particular understanding of Zen that makes art from the simple in everyday life, has permeated Chinese and Japanese culture to this day. The work is divided into two books. The first generally deals with the art of living in society and the second is concerned with man's solitude and contemplations of nature. These themes repeatedly spill over into each other, creating multiple levels of meaning."

Edvard Munch And The Physiology Of Symbolism

Author: Shelley Wood Cordulack
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 0838638910
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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.

The Symbolist Prints Of Edvard Munch

Author: Elizabeth Prelinger
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300069529
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Edvard Munch is one of the twentieth century's greatest printmakers, and his works - particularly The Scream and Madonna - have made their way into the popular culture of our time. This book considers Munch's graphic work through the lens of an extraordinary private collection that includes outstanding impressions of virtually every one of his major prints, along with alternate versions and early states.