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Title Edvard Munch : love and angst / interviewee, Karl Ove Knausgaard ; edited by Giulia Bartrum.
Publication London : Thames and Hudson ; London : The British Museum, 2019.
Manufacture Italy : Printer Trento SrL
Copyright date ©2019
Description 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Call # 769.92 E
Note "This publication accompanies the exhibition Edvard Munch: love and angst at the British Museum from 11 April to 21 July 2019."--Title page verso.
"In collaboration with the Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway."--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-214) and index.
Summary Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is best known today as a painter, but his reputation was in fact established through his prints, which were central to his creative process. His printmaking was experimental and innovative, and he continually revisited the subjects of his paintings in striking prints, in which he evoked a wide range of emotion and mood through the use of varied techniques. Munch's early life in the industrial town of Kristiania (renamed Oslo in 1925) was marked by sickness and poverty. His first works centred on the expression of deep emotional experiences, specifically the deaths of his mother and teenage sister when he was growing up, as well as passionate yet unhappy love affairs of which his deeply religious father disapproved. Encouraged by his encounters with a Bohemian society of artists, writers and poets, he developed a visual landscape that was a radical deviation from the slick society portraits and grand Scandinavian landscapes then so much in vogue. His efforts attracted considerable attention and much criticism, and he practised with little financial success as a painter for ten years before he started to gain his reputation as a profoundly innovative printmaker. Written by a team of acknowledged experts, and with an interview by writer Karl Ove Knausgaard, this book will shed new light on the production of some of Munch's most remarkable works.
Contents Introduction : Edvard Munch and the United Kingdom / Giulia Bartrum -- Transfigured continent : Impressions from Munch's Europe / Charles Emmerson -- The inner soul of an artist : Munch's background and the development of his Frieze of life / Giulia Bartrum -- Mund and the world of printmaking / Giulia Bartrum -- Munch and the theatre in Paris / Stephen Coppel -- 'Is art influenced by too much business?' : Cultural capital and the market for Munch / Frances Carey -- Plates, stones and blocks : Munch's printing matrices / Ute Kuhlemann Falck -- Reflections on Edvard Munch : an interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard.
Subject Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944 -- Exhibitions.
Prints -- Exhibitions.
Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944. (OCoLC)fst00030085
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Exhibition catalogs.
Addl. Author Knausgård, Karl Ove, 1968- interviewee.
Bartrum, Giulia, editor.
Container of (work): Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944. Works. Selections.
British Museum, host institution.
Munch-museet (Oslo, Norway), sponsoring body.
Alt Title Love and angst
ISBN 050048046X (hardback) :
9780500480465 (hardback) :

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