Fear, desperation, and death.
Painting as an act of self-liberation.
For Edvard Munch (1863-1944), painting was an act of self-liberation. His treatments of fear, desperation, and death still exert a powerful visual and psychological effect on modern viewers. Of all Munch’s paintings, "The Scream" (1893), representing a figure tortured by horror, is the most well-known-and certainly one of the most expressive.
The artist reflected his innermost feelings in his work: "In reality, my art is a free confession, an attempt to clarify to myself my own relation to life..." Although Edvard Munch cannot be clearly identified with any single movement, he is deemed a pioneer of Expressionism.
|Munch's Artistic Background: Christiania, Paris, Berlin||p. 6|
|The Frieze of Life: "A poem of life, love and death"||p. 30|
|Recognition Late in Life: Portraits, Landscapes and Self-portraits||p. 64|
|Edvard Munch 1863-1944 A Chronology||p. 94|
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Series: Basic Art
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9 - 12
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st August 1999
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 18.7 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.36