Omega's Eye's: Marlene Dumas on Edvard Munch
Dumas's personal experience of Munch's art is the starting point for this book. During her youth, she has fascinated by the anxiety in his subject matter, but in the beginning of her own artistic career, there was a period of time in which she didn't regard him as quite as relevant as he'd once been. According to Dumas, she 'wasn't drawn to a man who was celebrated for having represented all women as vampires'. She believes that the media's emphasis on his complicated relationship with women overshadowed his artistic abilities.
In 1981, she saw the Alpha and Omega lithographs at the Munch Museum - an encounter that made her aware that she had an affinity with Munch. 'I've always said that I wanted to paint love stories, and here was Munch doing just that many years before me'.
- Hardcover: 192 pages | 112 illustrations
- Date published: January 2019
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-8293560227
- Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 18.0 cm