Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch

Behind the Scream

Book - 2005
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strange and dramatic works in which hysteria and violence lie barely concealed beneath the surface."--BOOK JACKET.
events of his turbulent life and unerringly places his experiences in their intellectual, emotional and spiritual contexts." "With unlimited access to tens of thousands of Munch's papers, including his letters and diaries, Prideaux offers a portrait of the artist that is both intimate and moving. Munch sought to paint what he experienced rather than what he saw, and as his life often veered out of control his experiences were painful. Yet he painted throughout his long life, creating
"Although almost everyone recognizes Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream, hardly anyone knows much about the man. What kind of person could have created this universal image, one that so vividly expressed all the uncertainties of the twentieth century? What kind of experiences did he have? In this book, the first comprehensive biography of Edvard Munch in English, Sue Prideaux brings the artist fully to life. Combining a scholar's precision with a novelist's insight, she explores the
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2005
ISBN: 0300110243 (cl : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: B MUNCH
Characteristics: xiii, 391 p., [112] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Munch, Edvard 1863-1944

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