Edvard MunchBøe, Alf: Edvard Munch
In this book the art historian Alf Bøe gives a short and concise introduction to Edvard Munch and his art. Munch was both a great painter and a productive graphic artist, but in this book, Alf Bøe concentrates on the paintings.
The author gives a general perspective on Munch’s life, of the issues that concerned him, his painting technique at various periods, and his standing then and now. The book’s illustrations comprise a selection of Munch’s key works. There are paintings that many will recognise, but also those that will be less familiar to most people.
This is a brief and accessible introduction to Munch’s life and work. The book concentrates on the paintings themselves, reproduced in colour and with explanatory notes. This is a book for those who want to learn about Munch with the aid of a few elementary landmarks, and for people wishing to brush up their knowledge of the artist’s life and work before, for example, visiting an exhibition.
Alf Bøe is an art historian. Before his retirement he was director of the Munch Museum for several years.
Publisher: H. Aschehoug & Co (W. Nygaard) 1992
63 pages, hardcover
Published in English and Norwegian
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