Edvard Munch, 1863-1944

Edvard Munch, 1863-1944

Images of Life and Death

Book - 2007
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Fear, desperation, and death: Painting as an act of self-liberation   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.   About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
Publisher: Köln ; Los Angeles : Taschen, c2007
ISBN: 9783822859711
3822859710
Characteristics: 96 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Munch

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