Sunday, January 25, 2009
EDVARD MUNCH Pathfinder
PATHFINDER ON EDVARD MUNCH
Biography: Norwegian painter and printmaker, 1863-1944. After an early naturalistic period, Munch joined a group of artists and writers, the Kristiania Bohème, who rejected traditional society. His work deals with illness, sexual relationships, and anxiety, reflecting his traumatic childhood, and some of his art was censored during his lifetime. Munch's best-known work is The Scream.
Livs-frisen [The Frieze of Life] (Kristiana, 1918).
Livs-frisens tilblivelse [The Genesis of The Frieze of Life] (Oslo, 1929).
Munch, I., ed. Edvard Munchs brev: Familien [The Letters of Edvard Munch: The Family] (Oslo, 1949).
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries:
Grove Art Online
The Oxford Companion to Western Art
Sample LC Subject Headings:
Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944.
Painters – Norway
Recent Exhibition Catalogs:
Munch, Edvard. Edvard Munch: The Decorative Projects. Tokyo: Tokyo Shimbun, 2007.
Toudoire-Surlapierre, Frédérique. Edvard Munch: The Modern Life of the Soul. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2006.
Recent Catalogues Raisonnés:
Woll, Gerd. Edvard Munch – The Complete Graphic Works. Oslo: Munch Museet.
Woll, Gerd. Edvard Munch – The Complete Paintings. Oslo: Munch Museet. Forthcoming in 2008.
Recent Biographical Resources:
Dolnick, Edward. The Rescue Artist. New York: Harper Collins, 2005.
Prideaux, Sue. Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.
Relevant Internet Sites:
Edvard Munch: The Dance of Life
Includes timeline of Munch's life; photographs of the artist, his family, and workplace; and extensive images of his paintings. Also includes newspaper articles about the 1994 theft of The Scream.
The Munch Museum
English translation of the Norwegian museum's site. Exhaustive material on Munch, including images of his works, his writings, and information about the museum's conservation work.