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This began in childhood - and Munch's was ghastly. His father was a ranting
religious bigot, his mother a submissive wreck; his beloved sister Sophie died of
tuberculosis, and, as he put it later, "Disease and insanity were the black angels
feelings flow," Munch wrote to a friend. "A feeling of solidarity with one's
generation, but yet standing apart. To succumb as a person, yet survive an an
individual entity, that is the ideal Salvation shall come from Symbolism. By that I
mean an art ...
this painted "ocean of stone," as Kirchner called the Berlin streets, bear some
affinity with Munch's vampires, but they are raised to a pitch of style unknown in
Norway (plate 195). Thin, mincing, robed in a flurry of brush-strokes as sharp as ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Volledige review lezen