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CATALOG: SPRING 2016 p. 77   

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Madrid, Spain
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, 10/6/15–01/17/16

Edvard Munch's contributions to the history of modern art, accomplishments that make him—along with Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent van Gogh—one of its founding figures

Munch cannot unpaint The Scream, and we, as viewers, cannot unsee it.... Edvard Munch. Archetypes is a welcome rejoinder to the mistaken notion that Munch is the painter of a single work...

Benjamin Riley
The New Criterion

  

MUSEO THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA

Edvard Munch: Archetypes

Published by Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Text by Paloma Alarcó, Patricia G. Berman, Jon-Ove Steihaug.

"Anxiety" (1894) is reproduced from <I>Edvard Munch: Archetypes</I>.

Challenges our preconceptions of Edvard Munch by illustrating the remarkable stylistic and emotional breadth of his paintings -- taking us well beyond the reductive association of Munch only with the iconic work "The Scream"

Edvard Munch: Archetypes brings together a thematic selection of 80 works -- in full-page, museum-quality reproductions -- that examine the painter’s long and prolific career and reveal his ability to synthesize the obsessions of modern humanity. This is the first book to emphasize the wide spectrum of emotional archetypes through which Munch reveals various existential obsessions such as love, desire, jealousy, angst and death, and states of mind including melancholy, passion and submission. Each section of the volume is structured around these archetypes, showing the representation of the human figure in various settings: the seaside, the sickroom, the 'green room,' the woods, the night and the artist’s studio. It combines early works with late versions and paintings with graphic works so as to underscore the thematic and existential circularity of Munch’s oeuvre.

The art of Edvard Munch (1863–1944), who is today considered one of the forefathers of modern art along with Cézanne, van Gogh and Gauguin, developed from a distinctive blend of tradition and experimentation. From the beginnings of his career, the Norwegian artist created a particular mythology for modern times that was in close step with the art, literature and thought of his contemporaries. His aesthetic language, which evolved from Symbolism to Expressionism, deployed various strategies to construct a pictorial narrative of the most universal subjects.

Edvard Munch (1863–1944) was born in Lřten, Norway, and studied design and art in Oslo. In May of 1885 he traveled to Paris on a scholarship, and after the deaths of his sister and father the following year, he began to spend most of his time in France. His painting first achieved fame with an 1892 exhibition in Berlin, which also led directly to his influence upon the German Expressionists. Despite struggles with alcohol and mental health, Munch lived to the age of 80.



"Anxiety" (1894) is reproduced from Edvard Munch: Archetypes.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The New Criterion

Benjamin Riley

A remarkable assemblage, made even more remarkable by the curators’ deft classificatory touch. Our sense of the painter is heightened by our ability to understand the particular threads that unspooled within Munch’s extensive corpus.

Artwis.com

Tamara Calcańo

Deconstructing Munch: an exploration of Archetypes…. a reassessment of Munch’s work and the way it has been studied in the past… posing new questions and theories.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/20/2016

Edvard Munch: Archetypes

Edvard Munch: Archetypes, The ScreamOne of the most iconic and powerful images in the history of art, Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is reproduced here in the form of an 1895 lithograph featured in Thyssen-Bornemisza's glorious new survey of Archetypes in the artist's work. In this case, the illustration is associated with the archetype of panic; other archetypes include melancholy, death, woman, melodrama, love, nocturnes, Vitalism and nudes. "Munch suffered a terrible fear of multitudes and, like many of his contemporaries, always imagined the urban world as a place of stress and turmoil in which people are subjected to a traumatic experience," Paloma Alarco writes. "In 'The Scream,' the archetypal image par excellence of that existential angst, he seems to challenge Schopenhauer, who situated the limits of the expressive powers of art at its inability to 'make audible' the scream—precisely the title that Munch gave to his painting." continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/19/2016

Edvard Munch: Archetypes

Edvard Munch: Archetypes, The Day After"The Day After" (1894) is reproduced from Edward Munch: Archetypes, the outstanding new overview from Thyssen-Bornemisza. Painted after Henri Gervex's 1894 "Rolla" around the time that Munch was carnally infatuated with the wife of a colleague, it is a work that Patricia G. Berman cites in the transition from memory to motif. "Munch drew upon his own erotic life as a source for his imagery, or rather, he drew upon the sensations he remembered experiencing in relation to these liaisons… His memories of his ecstatic transformation from youth to lover, and his subsequent descent into jealousy and isolation, became lifelong creative sources for his work." continue to blog


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