Edvard Munch Prints (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/10/15
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The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is regarded, along with Van Gogh and Gauguin, as one of the fathers of Expressionism. This new monograph provides a general introduction to Munchs prints in the context of 20th-century European art and is the first to describe all of the innovative printmaking techniques used by the artist. Forty of his finest prints from the unrivalled collection of the Munch Museum, Oslo, have been selected to illustrate these techniques. Together, they confirm Munchs position as a leading graphic artist who produced some of the most powerful images of modern printmaking.
Peter Black is Print Curator at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow.
Magne Bruteig is Senior Curator of the Munch Museum in Oslo.
The selection is small but brilliant, and Black's commentary is outstanding - I rarely "read" an art book, but he is a good writer with a true feel for Munch.
One of my favorite parts is the section on the inspiration for the Vampire woodcut.
The print quality is high, but my one quibble is that the contrast is a tad low, so that the prints don't quite pop like the originals.
With better Munch print books now going at $400 upwards, this book is a steal.