Edvard Munch: Archetypes - the exhibition catalogue from Fundacion Coleccion Thyssen-Bornemisza available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Edvard Munch: Archetypes

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'Explores the painter's contributions to the history of modern art, accomplishments that make him -along with Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent van Gogh--one of its founding figures' - Apollo 6

A book examining Munch's long and prolific career and revealing his ability to synthesize the obsessions of modern humanity

This handsome book which accompanied an exhibition at Fundacion Coleccion Thyssen-Bornemisza is the first book to emphasize the wide spectrum of emotional archetypes through which Munch reveals various existential obsessions such as love, desire, jealousy, angst and death, and states of mind including melancholy, passion and submission. Each section of the volume is structured around these archetypes, showing the representation of the human figure in various settings: the seaside, the sickroom, the 'green room, ' the woods, the night and the artist's studio. It combines early works with late versions and paintings with graphic works so as to underscore the thematic and existential circularity of Munch's oeuvre.

Details
  • Author: Paloma Alarco
  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Date published: February 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-8415113737
  • Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 23.9 cm

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