Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye
'wonderfully revisionist' - The Telegraph
Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is best known for his painting, The Scream, painted in 1893. Perhaps because of the subsequent notoriety of The Scream and other works from his intensely productive early period, Munch is often presented as a 19th century figure, an inspiration for and precursor of the modern artists who succeeded him.
This important new survey, which accompanied a major, touring exhibition at Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou and Shirn Kunsthalle, shows him to have been fully engaged with modernity, particularly by tracing his involvement with its key methods of representation: photography, cinematography and the theatrical mise-en-scene. In addition to a large number of instantly recognisable masterpieces, this lavishly illustrated book reproduces many lesser-known works, as well as a wide selection of Munch's photographs and sketches. This comprehensive survey of Munch's work includes essays by an international selection of authorities, extracts of previously untranslated writings by the artist, a chronology and bibliography.
- Author: Angela Lampe, Curator of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Date published: June 2012
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
- ISBN: 978-1849760232
- Product Dimensions: 30.2 x 23.5 x 3.8 cm