06 October, 2006

Edvard Munch - prints

It was Gauguin and Munch, after all, who revived the woodcut as an avant-garde medium in late nineteenth century art, and Munch's inventive printmaking methods have influenced generations of artists. Elizabeth Prelinger surveys Munch's contributions to printmaking in the context of its widespread revival in the 1890s in her MoMA catalogue essay, "Metal, Stone, and Wood: Matrices of Meaning in Munch's Graphic Work."

Edvard Munch: The Modern Life of the Soul was the first retrospective of Munch (1863-1944) to appear in an American museum in almost thirty years. Including 87 paintings and 50 works on paper, it surveyed the Norwegian artist's work from 1880 to 1944.
http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/autumn_06/reviews/kurc.html


1 comment:

John Byrne said...

or if you want the whole lot online, go to:
http://www.munch.museum.no/grafikk/english.asp

- 748 prints, plus essay in English.

One of the great prints links at:
http://www.bodkinprints.co.uk/links.php