Edvard Munch Prints

by Peter Black, Magne Bruteig

Edvard Munch Prints Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780856676772
Publication date: 17th August 2012
Author: Peter Black, Magne Bruteig
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Categories: History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900, Prints & printmaking, Individual artists, art monographs,

About Peter Black, Magne Bruteig

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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