Edvard Munch is not only celebrated as Norway’s preeminent artist, but he also stands as a Norwegian artist who has etched a permanent mark on global culture.
The Storm chronicles the life of this prodigious artist who, after rattling Kristiania with his revolutionary artworks, made a dynamic entrance onto the European stage, emerging as a formidable force from the north.
From the iconic "The Scream" to captivating pieces like "Madonna" and "Vampire", Munch did more than merely depict scenes; he rendered raw emotions on canvas. His life and oeuvre navigated through an era marked by monumental shifts in both global events and the artistic domain. To understand Munch's journey is to journey through the tumultuous backdrop of his contemporary Europe.
MUNCH (the Munch Museum) and Aschehoug have collaboratively initiated this comprehensive study on the artist. Drawing extensively from MUNCH’s rich archival materials, Ivo de Figueiredo has undertaken a fresh examination of Munch's journals, annotations, literary drafts, and correspondence. Ivo de Figueiredo's masterful two-volume biography unfolds with the allure of a novel, promising to captivate both scholarly audiences and the general public alike.
"This is a significant project for us. Ivo de Figueiredo is counted among the elite Norwegian biographers, and the work will remain standing as the definitive biography on Munch for a long time to come."
"We are experiencing a great and ever in-creasing interest in Edvard Munch."