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Unif Title Edvard Munch (2017)
Title Edvard Munch : between the clock and the bed / edited by Gary Garrels, Jon-Ove Steihaug, and Sheena Wagstaff ; preface by Karl Ove Knausgaard ; essays by Patricia G. Berman, Allison Morehead, Richard Shiff, and Mille Stein.
Publication New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2017]
Distribution New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press
Copyright date ©2017
Description 152 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 27 cm
Call # 759.81 MUNCH E
Note "This catalogue is published in conjunction with "Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed," on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from June 24 through October 9, 2017; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from November 14, 2017, through February 4, 2018; and the Munch Museum, Oslo, from May 12 through September 9, 2018"--Title page verso.
Exhibited: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (June 24-October 9, 2017; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (November 14, 2017-February 4, 2018); Munch Museum, Oslo (May 12-September 9, 2018).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 148-149) and index.
Summary This engaging book offers a fresh look at the exceptional works of Edvard Munch (1863-1944) by examining them in the light of his precarious mental state. Following a nervous breakdown in 1908, Munch underwent electroshock therapy, which prompted a marked change in his art work. The haunting Self-Portrait between the Clock and the Bed, finished one year before his death, represents a culmination of the themes of mortality, isolation, and anxiety that he explored repeatedly, and provides, in these pages, a perfect lens through which to view the artist's entire oeuvre. Informative essays consider Munch's position in the art world, his conception of self as a means of experimentation, and the psychological content of his paintings, while a previously unpublished foreword by the celebrated Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard offers a new perspective on Munch's life and work. Featuring over 40 masterworks from throughout the painter's career, and an illustrated chronology that traces the progression of his emotional state and its influence on the images he created, this is an intimate, provocative study of an enigmatic artist and his remarkable legacy.
Contents Preface: on Edvard Munch / Karl Ove Knausgaard -- Introduction / Gary Garrels, Jon-Ove Steihaug, and Sheena Wagstaff -- The untimely face of Munch / Allison Morehead -- Patterns in Munch's painting technique / Mille Stein -- The business of being Edvard Munch / Patricia G. Berman -- Munch on the periphery / Richard Shiff -- Plates -- Chronology / Michèle Wijegoonaratna.
Subject Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944 -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944. Self-portrait between the clock and the bed -- Exhibitions.
Art and mental illness -- Exhibitions.
Addl. Author Garrels, Gary, editor.
Steihaug, Jon-Ove, editor.
Wagstaff, Sheena, editor.
Knausgård, Karl Ove, 1968- writer of preface.
Berman, Patricia G., writer of supplementary textual content.
Morehead, Allison, writer of supplementary textual content.
Shiff, Richard, writer of supplementary textual content.
Stein, Mille, writer of supplementary textual content.
Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944. Paintings. Selections.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, host institution.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution, issuing body.
Munch-museet (Oslo, Norway), host institution.
ISBN 1588396231 (hardcover) :
9781588396235 (hardcover) :

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