Becoming Edvard Munch: Influence, Anxiety, and Myth

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Two potent myths have traditionally defined our understanding of the artist Edvard Munch (1862-1944): he was mentally unstable, as his iconic work "The Scream" (1893) suggests, and he was radically independent, following his own singular vision. "Becoming Edvard Munch: Influence, Anxiety, and Myth" persuasively challenges these entrenched perceptions. In this book, Jay A. Clarke demonstrates that Munch was thoroughly in control of his artistic identity, a savvy businessman skilled in responding to the market and shaping ...

Becoming Edvard Munch: Influence, Anxiety, and Myth 2009, Art Institute of Chicago

ISBN-13: 9780865592285

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