Edvard Munch The Frieze of Life available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Edvard Munch The Frieze of Life

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A second hand book exploring the creation and legacy of Munch's Frieze of Life

The Frieze of Life, the series of paintings that Munch himself considered his most important, was developed during the 1890s. Munch described the Frieze as 'a poem of life, love and death'', and its major works include Death in the Sickroom, Madonna, Vampire, The Dance of Life, Jealousy and The Scream.

This superbly illustrated book opens with a survey of Munch's career and life by Arne Eggum, who focuses on the development of the Frieze of Life and its cyclical reinterpretation throughout a thirty year span of Munch's artistic career.  Reinhold Heller explores the genesis of the Frieze as Munch intended it to be shown in Berlin, its planned universal narrative and its introspective nature. For Heller, Munch's imagery forms a resonant visual diary of his life, reflecting family trauma, and sexual and emotional distress. Gerd Woll examines a selection of Munch's prints, watercolours and drawings most closely related to the Frieze and discusses his masterly draughtsmanship.

Detailed art-historical commentaries accompany each of the paintings, which are illustrated in full colour and are shown in context with related graphic works.

A great addition to your Munch library.

  • Paperback: 144 pages 
  • Date published: 1992
  • Language: English
  • ISBN:  978-1857090154
  • Condition: Used - very good. Some minor signs of shelf wear.

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