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Moonlight, or A Night in St. Cloud of , captures mood, shade and even color in its tonal varieties. Woman 2 The Woman in Three Stages of Notice the delicate, somewhat uneven grays as the result of the open bite, and how they contrast with the whites of the figure, which were blocked out with ground after being drawn in drypoint and submerged in the acid.
Summer Night: The Voice, Kristiania Boheme 2. Identifiable regulars include Christian and Oda Krohg, Jappe Nilssen, Hans Jaeger and, in front with a white, death-mask face, the artist himself. This lithograph of the mad playwrite August Strindberg prompted the writer, with his typical petulance, to become irate over the border suggesting electrical currents of which he had a paranoia, claiming they possessed mind-controlling powers , as well as the misspelling of his name, both of which were corrected by Munch.
Edvard Munch: The graphic works
This lithographic version of The Sick Child focuses on the child alone, eschewing both the mother figure and interior included in the painted versions. Munch used two litho stones to produce black and sepia, adding depth to the image, not unlike chiaroscuro woodcuts of the Renaissance.
Self Portrait in Moonlight of shows Munch using selective inking, and how within about eight years he become very comfortable with the woodcut medium as a simple and quick expressive device akin to drawing. Fuji from Perhaps less an influence on Impressionist color fields, it is a formidable image.
Edvard Munch Lithographs
While it is doubtful that Munch would have seen this small print, he would certainly have appreciated its morbid eroticism. Several versions of this were printed, all with severe, vertical lines to denote tone and shading. Two events from the last decade demonstrate how Edvard Munch remains relevant in widely varying contexts today. Like other artists associated with Symbolism in the late 19th century, he was more interested in mining the interior world of memory, anxiety, fear and loneliness than in recording changes in the outside world as the Impressionists did.
Edvard Munch: Master Prints at the National Gallery, Washington
Printmaking fueled him in this quest. Raised in the working-class tenements of Oslo — the city was called Kristiania at the time — Munch was trained on a scholarship in Paris, where he encountered the work of Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Prints were also more affordable than paintings and reached a wider audience.
Munch had become responsible for supporting his family after his father died in — his parents and his sister eventually died of tuberculosis — so this was crucial. The Munch Museum copyright. His childhood was plagued with tragedy, including the death of his mother, poverty and his own frail health conditions. These incidents likely contributed to the dark imagery and symbolism in his prints and paintings.
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The Kiss IV. Woodcut print. Toward the Forest I. Woodcut on vellum. Munch Museum copyright.
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