Edvard Munch: 1863-1944 (Basic Art)

Edvard Munch: 1863-1944 (Basic Art) Review

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.

Title:Edvard Munch: 1863-1944 (Basic Art)
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Manny

    - Which one do you prefer, The Scream or Puberty?- Oh, I think they're munch of a munchness....

  • Bernie

    I have read this book twice and will always come back to it. It is a standard art book about the artist Edvard Munch and tells about his life and work. The illustrations are of good quality and show h...

  • Rebecca Gertz

    Short and sweet discription of Munch's life and paintings that offers some helpful interpretations and insights into the world of Munch - a world between heaven and hell / life and death. ...

  • Laboreta

    Munch has been one of my favourite painters since high school.His work is like my alter ego: full of colours but at the same time pesimistic, personal but still out there ready to interact with others...

  • Erin

    A good starter guide to the works of Edvard Munch....

  • Eldonfoil TH*E Whatever Champion

    I'm either neurotic or just dedicated, probably both. I get home from a long trip and what do I do but reread this short book on Munch and watch Peter Watkin's docudrama on the man. There is nothing i...

  • Jessica

    The dissection of the pieces presented was interesting for the most part, but it's mostly made me curious to read more about Munch's life to get further perspective on the moodiness of his work. The a...

  • Devynne

    I really liked this type of art book because it made it easy to read and understand the history of the artist....

  • Patrick Sherriff

    I knew next to nothing about Munch but thanks to this book, now I know enough to get a little of where he was coming from. His major works were nicely presented and the three brief essays were enough ...

  • Manuela

    Kurz. prägnant, informativ. Kurzum sehr gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis....