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Edvard Munch Prints by Peter Black, Magne Bruteig


Edvard Munch Prints by Peter Black, Magne Bruteig

Munch was Norway's greatest artist and one of the founders of the Expressionist movement. He first made a name for himself as a painter, and though he started making prints only after the sensation of his 1892 Berlin exhibition, his graphic work was itself an important influence on twentieth-century art. Munch was inspired by the cycles of etchings by the German artist Max Klinger to create graphic versions of his own innovative psychological imagery, working first in a style related to Symbolism and Art Nouveau to produce both etchings and lithographs. This book accompanies an exhibition of Munch's greatest prints at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow and the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, selected from the unrivalled holdings of the Munch Museum, Oslo. Essays by Peter Black and Magne Bruteig provide a general introduction to Munch's prints, illustrating masterpieces in the major techniques used by the artist.

About the Author

Art historian Magne Bruteig was educated at the University of Oslo. He is senior curator of prints and drawings at the Munch Museum, and author of 'Munch Drawings' (2004). He also contributed to the seminal exhibition Much Becoming Munch (2009). Peter Black is curator of prints at the Hunterian Art Gallery. He studied at Oxford and has written widely on prints and drawings. His publications include 'The Prints of Stanley William Hayter: A Complete Catalogue' (1992), and he has curated numerous print exhibitions, ranging from Parmigianino (2008) to Whistler and Nineteenth-century Printmaking (2003).

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Book Info

Publication date

17th August 2012


Peter Black, Magne Bruteig

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Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd


128 pages


History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900
Prints & printmaking
Individual artists, art monographs



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