Edvard Munch

Zeichen der Moderne

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Edvard Munch
Zeichen der Moderne

Ed. Dieter Buchhart, text(s) by Dieter Buchhart, Øivind Storm Bjerke, Philippe Büttner, Ulf Küster


2007. 288 pp., 258 ills.


25.40 x 31.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-1912-4

Edvard Munch (1863–1944) was one of the pioneers of modern art. His works revolve around the great human tragedies of love and death, which the intrepid founder of Expressionism varied with a previously unseen psychological immediacy in his visual language.

This book focuses on the significance of Munch’s oeuvre as a highly independent contribution to modern art. Including over 130 paintings, as well as 85 drawings and prints, this is the first publication to shed light on the disappearance and re-creation of the motif in the context of material-based modernity. This fundamental theme was explored in terms of motif and materials used: for instance, the artist not only integrated the role of coincidence by exposing his works to the elements, but also the notion of natural decay as components in his creative process. In the waning nineteenth century Munch set the stage for the twentieth by decisively crossing over the boundaries between the genres of painting and printmaking, in his work with photography and film, and through his emphasis on processes. ( English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-1913-1)

Exhibition schedule: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, March 18–July 15, 2007 · Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, August 4–December 16, 2007

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Expressionism is a way of articulating the soul: during this period, paintings of the real world were often distorted, abstract, and rendered in powerful colors.

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