Munch in Dialogue (Hardcover)

Munch in Dialogue Cover Image

Munch in Dialogue (Hardcover)

By Klaus Albrecht Schroder (Editor), Dieter Buchhart (Editor), Antonia Hoerschelmann (Editor), Dieter Buchhart (Contributions by), Richard Shiff (Contributions by)


In Stock—Click for Locations
Politics and Prose at 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
2 on hand, as of Jun 28 9:19am
In dialogue with Edward Munch—discover the many ways the expressionist painter’s work has influenced modern and contemporary artists.

While Munch’s pessimistic, melancholy world view crucially defines our understanding of his work, many important postwar and contemporary artists have drawn inspiration from several aspects of his oeuvre.
This richly illustrated book explores how seven such artists — Georg Baselitz, Miriam Cahn, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol— engaged with Munch’s work at different points in, or throughout, their careers. It features elaborate reproductions of sixty works by Munch juxtaposed with those inspired by him. Readers discover how Baselitz cunningly pays tribute to his artistic hero; how Tracey Emin’s practice, like Munch’s, is autobiographical, both drawing from their personal torment to create their unnerving works; how Marlene Dumas was drawn to the expressiveness of Munch’s portraits; and how Peter Doig draws on Munch’s radical treatment of pigments and materiality. Essays by leading scholars detail each artist’s unique preoccupation with Munch and offer a focused exploration of the ways women artists in particular were inspired by his examinations of loneliness, fear, and trauma.
KLAUS ALBRECHT SCHRÖDER is Director general of the Albertina Museum, Vienna. DIETER BUCHHART is an international guest curator and Munch specialist. ANTONIA HOERSCHELMANN is curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Albertina Museum, Vienna.
Product Details ISBN: 9783791378183
ISBN-10: 379137818X
Publisher: Prestel
Publication Date: May 10th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English