Edvard Munch: 1863-1944

Overview

For Edvard Munch (1863-1944), painting was an act of self-liberation. His treatments of fear, desperation, and death still exert a powerful visual and psychological effect on modern viewers. Of all Munch's paintings, The Scream (1893), representing a figure tortured by horror, is the most well-known-and certainly one of the most expressive.

The artist reflected his innermost feelings in his work: In reality, my art is a free confession, an attempt to clarify to myself my own ...

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Overview

For Edvard Munch (1863-1944), painting was an act of self-liberation. His treatments of fear, desperation, and death still exert a powerful visual and psychological effect on modern viewers. Of all Munch's paintings, The Scream (1893), representing a figure tortured by horror, is the most well-known-and certainly one of the most expressive.

The artist reflected his innermost feelings in his work: In reality, my art is a free confession, an attempt to clarify to myself my own relation to life... Although Edvard Munch cannot be clearly identified with any single movement, he is deemed a pioneer of Expressionism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783822859711
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Series: Basic Art Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,432,094
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Ulrich Bischoff is director of the Galerie Neue Meister.
Elisabeth Hipp is research assistant at the Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister.
Jeanne Nugent is assistant professor of art history at Minnesota State University and an expert on the work of Gerhard Richter.

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Table of Contents

Procedencia del artista: Cristiania, Paris, Berlin 6
El Friso de la vida: Un poema sobre la vida, el amor y la muerte 30
Reconocimiento tardio: Retratos, paisajes, autorretratos 64
Edvard Munch 1863-1944: Vida y obra 94
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  • Posted January 23, 2010

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    I scream, you scream, we all scream for Edvard Munch

    Taschen Basic Art Series is a great line of books for anyone who wants to become familiar with an artist, and doesn't want to spend a fortune doing so. Don't expect an impressive large-format coffee table book. These books are rather small, but they are still full of art and information. They also are good gift ideas if you want to introduce a friend or loved one to one of your favourite painters.

    The expressionist Edvard Munch's masterpiece was "The Scream" (as pictured on the cover of this book), but it was not his only gem. However, be forewarned that there is a lot of darkness and macabre in his artwork, and the subject matter might not be appreciated by everyone.

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