Edvard Munch

1863 (Løten (Norvége)) / 1944 (Ekely (Norvége))

Munch always said that he painted what he saw. Creator of an eminently personal supernaturalism, the Norwegian does not seek the immobile harmony of Mondrian or the spiritual abstraction of Kandinsky, his exact contemporaries. However, like them, in his enterprise of destruction, he gives form to the invisible. Nothing reveals this regeneration of the world better than when in 1930, at the age of 67, he suffered a sudden loss of vision in his right eye due to intraocular hemorrhage. He then represents, in a whole series of paintings and large almost scientific drawings, the evolution of his lesions. Far from depicting abstract signs, Munch immediately identified the circular, bloody floating bodies that appeared before him as large birds with hooked beaks piercing his heart: "I see black spots that look like crows flying in the distance," he explained. In the artist's eyes - even if he is ill - the object and his vision remain one and the same thing.



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Edvard Munch, Entre chambre et terre


Gérard Titus-Carmel Éditions Virgile, collection Carnet d’ateliers Peintre, passionné d’art moderne et de poésie, Gérard Titus-Carmel livre dans cet ouvrage une lecture personnelle de l’oeuvre d’Edvard Munch. Au début du XXe siècle, le grand maître norvégien explore dans un graphisme débridé et par de violents contrastes colorés les grandes questions de l’existence, de ...

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