A glimpse into Edvard Munch ‘Beyond the Scream’

Two of Edvard Munch's lithographs, both titled 'Madonna' (1895/1902) / Courtesy of  Peder Lund, Reitan Family Collection, Trondheim, Norway

An angst-filled soul, cringing beneath a blood-red sunset, in Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” has undoubtedly become an iconic fixture in today’s cultural psyche.The figure’s haunting face, tormented by nature’s deafening scream, has been endlessly caricatured and parodied both in art and on screen.But what’s less known about “The Scream” is that Munch (1863-1944) produced several different “originals” during his lifetime — two paintings in tempera and two drawings in pastel, as well as four dozen black-and-white lithographs, at least two of which he hand-colored himself in 1895.

It is this hand-tinted print of the most recognizable image in existence that sets the tone for the Norwegian painter’s largest retrospective ever held in Asia, shedding light on his prolific career as well as enduring influence in modern art. at the Seoul Arts Center’s Hangaram Art Museum in southern Seoul, accomplishes two things with its curated selection of around 140 works.First, through the sheer number of artworks put on display — which begins with one of his earliest self-portraits (1882-83) and ends with his very last (1940-43) — it traces the painter’s symbolically charged oeuvre that embraces love, pain, melancholy, existential dread, isolation and death.These themes are closely intertwined with the brooding creative’s own life. As a young boy, he endured the loss of both his mother and sister to tuberculosis. He battled depression and anxiety for decades and saw his other sister committed to a mental institution. Only in his later years, as he withdrew into a relatively reclusive existence, did he slowly begin to recover from inner anguish and 카지노사이트킹 alcoholism.

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