Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream

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, SueAlthough 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 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 strange and dramatic works in which hysteria and violence lie barely concealed beneath the surface An extraordinary genius, Munch connects with an audience that reaches around the world and across than a century.
Edvard Munch Behind the Scream 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 e

  • Title: Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream
  • Author: Sue Prideaux
  • ISBN: 9780300110241
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream”

    1. Це чудова книга, яка простежує всі сфери життя Мунка. Від народження до смерті його переслідували страхи втратити розум, з дитинства хворів туберкульозом і був кілька разів на межі смерті. Також був кілька разів на межі безумства. Туберкульоз забрав у нього матір і сестру. [...]

    2. I got this book from Oslo's Munch Museum's gift shop right after I finished the tour and I would recommend anyone to do the same. Get familiar with Munch's work, go to an exhibition, and THEN read this book. Why? Well, Munch's art is a deeply emotional body of work. Emotional because it is his bottled emotions at the point in time of each piece's creation, and emotional because you can feel the emotions expressed as soon as you see them.The book is written with such attention to detail and its n [...]

    3. Although I had loved the few Munch paintings when I was young, there were so many things I did not know about him. First of all, how long he had lived- 80 years old! and how prolific he was- thousands of paintings, drawings, prints, and some writings too! He had very strange relationships, not only with women, but with other artists like Strindberg. Most of these strained relationships ended in exile, but he did many a number of “guardians” (curators, patrons) that sustained him in his long [...]

    4. I'm pathetic. I just cannot finish these hulking biographies, even if it's a long and well loved subject.Sigh

    5. This is a stylistically well-written and intellectually informative biography of Munch, with numerous color plates helpfully cross-referenced in the margins. Prideaux provides a substantial introduction to the major periods in Munch's life, to the variety of artistic, philosophical, and political movements that exercised influence upon him, and to his personal character and personal relationships. She really allows us to see into the heart and head of a man who wanted to give visual expression t [...]

    6. Wow! A man so driven by his individualistic view of the world that he could never comfortably belong to a group or be in a relationship. He realized painting his fears and angst would touch a universal chord, thus his neuroses were necessary for his artistic success. He could never let his life fall into "normal" routines. He pulled the balancing act off, living until old age and maintaining physically remote, but mentally close relationships with family and friends. His life lives up to the pas [...]

    7. A richly detailed, very moving biography of the 'painter of the soul'. It was interesting to see how progressive and radical some people were at the end of the 19th century, even more so than in our time. The book doesn't contain the greatest prose and is sometimes too elaborate, but I got what I came for.

    8. ForewordProblems in Naming and DatingMunch's Paints and MaterialsMapsFamily Tree--Edvard Munch: Behind the ScreamNotesSelect BibliographyChronologyPhotograph and Text CreditsIndex

    9. In some ways, Munch lived a fascinating life; in some ways a tragic one. Sue Prideaux brings this out brilliantly.

    10. I now find myself in the fortunate position to have fallen in love with a man who has been dead for 70 years. It's refreshingly uncomplicated this way.

    11. Ive always been an admirer of Munch, but was unaware of what a unique fellow he was. A well written Biography.

    12. One of the best biography books I have ever read! A fascinating read of his childhood, coming of age and the time period itself are beautifully crafted to explain the works of Munch.

    13. Not an easy story to read, but extremely well documented and written. In the end, I'm so glad to have read it to get a more of an insight into the artist who painted The Scream.

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