The Neue Galerie, New York Munch and Expressionism exhibition catalogue

Munch and Expressionism

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'Munch both inspired and participated in expressionism. His innovations stimulated the expressionists, and he responded to their new styles and drew on common sources of inspiration. Munch's graphics, notably the woodcuts, were central . . . The exhibition, and thus this catalogue, is more of a dialogue than a study of influences. Highly recommended' - Choice

Ludwig Kirchner's 1908 'Street, Dresden.'

Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was highly regarded for his exploration of dark themes, including alienation, sin, and human vulnerability. Munch’s use of vivid color intensifies the emotional power of his subject matter, an approach which helped to pave the way for an entirely new attitude towards art during the early twentieth century. Although much has been written about the relationship between Munch’s personal life and his art, this companion book to an exhibition at the Neue Galerie is the first thorough study of the artist’s work in the context of his German and Austrian peers.

This authoritative and beautifully illustrated book will explore Munch’s impact on German and Austrian artists of the period within an Expressionist context including Max Beckmann, Erich Heckel and Emile Nolde, Oskar Kokoschka, and Egon Schiele. The curator will compare all of these artists’ approaches to key themes such as adolescence, urban anxiety, and self-portraiture, and to innovative developments in printmaking during this time. 

  • Author: Jill Lloyd
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Date published: February 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3791355269
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 23.5  cm