ARNE EGGUM EDVARD MUNCH THE FRIEZE OF LIFE FROM PAINTING TO GRAPHIC ART Edvard Munch's ruthless self-revelation through his art mirrors not only the particular nature of the artist but the style of the whole age; what was private was to be revealed in the full gaze of the public. A central concept in Munch's art thus became THE FRIEZE OF LIFE, a series of deeply personal pictures conveying an existential message. Munch captured the painful experiences of Love . Angst . Death with pen long before he painted them. It is this relationship between the painter's own "poetic" texts and the motifs in THE FRIEZE OF LIFE that Arne Eggum set out to focus on in this work, and by juxtapositioning them he has added an important dimension to our understanding of Edvard Munch's art.
Et sentralt begrep i Munchs billedverden ble Livsfrisen, en serie dypt personlige bilder ladet med et uttrykk av eksistensiell karakter. De såre erfaringene, kjærligheten, angsten og døden, nedfelte Munch i sin penn lenge før han malte dem. Det er dette forholdet mellom malerens egne dikteriske tekster og motivene i Livsfrisen forfatteren har villet fokusere i denne boken. Har personregister.