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Examining Edvard Munch's influence on hisAustrian and German contemporaries, this bookoffers a fascinating new look at the Norwegianartist, whose painting The Scream has becomea symbol of modern angst. Edvard Munch came of age during an artistic period thatcelebrated beauty and design. But in his own art, Munchexplored darker themes--alienation, sin, and humanvulnerability. His resulting work incorporated the vivid colors ofprevious styles but intensified their emotional power and pavedthe way for an entirely new approach to painting. Althoughmuch has been written about Munch's life and its influence onhis art, there has not been a study of the artist's influence on hisGerman and Austrian peers--until now. Featuring contributionsby leading scholars in the field, including Patricia Bermann,Alison Chang, Jay Clarke, Reinhold Heller, Jill Lloyd, NilsOhlsen, and Oystein Uvstedt, this authoritative and beautifullyillustrated book explores Munch's impact on Austrian andGerman artists of the period within an Expressionist context. Italso examines work in specific media, such as Munch's seminalcontributions to printmaking. The artist's thematic and stylisticleitmotifs are highlighted, including self-portraiture, urbanscenes, landscapes, couples, and the artist and his model.Vibrant reproductions of works from throughout Munch'soeuvre, including such icons as The Scream, Madonna, and TheKiss, make this a splendid introduction to the artist as well as anexciting springboard to the study of European Expressionism.
Number of Pages: 231
Sub-Genre: History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Street Date: February 18, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-4434
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