By Werner Timm
Integrated during this booklet are over 100 examples of Munch's gaphic paintings illuminated through Werner Timm's unique and delicate learn, they make a consultant choice from his big output spanning the years 1894-1930. whereas he surveys Munch's picture oeuvre within the context of the interval, W. Timm additionally lines this nice artist's own evolution.
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A lithograph of 1903 (Sch 213) indicates the heads of a pair, heavily and tenderly jointly, with not anything strange first and foremost sight. however the is major that it really is woman's head towers above the man's, her neck seeming surprisingly once more her hair the lithograph falls at the man's head, enveloping him. comparable Madonna (Sch 212) which was once modelled by way of Eva Mudocci. straight away a the St. lady continue John name Salome, with freedom for himself and that his cherished used to be demise. invalid emerging jauntily He rushed now is identified that Munch his girl. The Salome a visible enjoyed tie, to paintings. pals idea out an enable Munch understand to the scene in basic terms to work out the intended from her death-bed. whilst he became away, deeply exploded, costing him mystery worry of Plate 102 implication of the severed humans jointly back. They she pulled out a revolver to shoot herself. it is portrayed within the Salome photo, yet shunned any lasting insensitive trick to deliver the her, yet its displays a private adventure. It his own to this robust influence of attachment turns into visible, be a self-portrait, and the head of lengthy. related lady, the deepening the knowledge for either photos. The man's head to Plate 103 Munch wrested finger joint. the The incident lithograph was once made harm, weapon from fortified his the next yr in 1903. '^ within the satirical cycle Alpha ment seems 1905 supply as liberation, and Omega, 1908/09, the at the same time conquest. an identical effect. A artist's better detach- few caricatures of 1904 and 3 drypoints of 1905, heavily comparable to one other, take in the Salome motif. Schiefler defined Salome (Sch 223) lady, status . . . donning a wide hat one : 'A with feathers, and a low-cut free sixty six Illus. 39 39 Salome 1905 Drypoint costume, holds a man's head in her stylish palms, her face smiling. "^ The decisive strokes emphasize the comic strip. the top in Salome's palms unmistakahly is Munch's. equally, one other etching. Cruelty (Sch 225), exhibits a a Plate a hundred man's head in her Phantoms (Sch 224). right here the Salome motif noticeable as a parody. Salome, donning head awarded to her flooring, on a throne, are pretation. It is on a plate, a luxurious plumed including a bottle of wine. within the again- Herod that Munch is affinities glance on, guiltily, because the head formerly within the similar approach, specifically as 'Buddha- once again is is with those caricatures. the folk at the throne is awarded to that trendy reasonable girl. With Munch the crushed one, the single who has been killed. it's now not girl the enemy, yet his highbrow competitors, the winning neighbors of the previous days. those now humans his caricatures, one other motif, showing for the Plates seventy six, 139 The Salome parody. own content material of the Salome motif takes on a brand new which means. this the who for twin inter- represented because the author Gunnar Pagode', and customarily including the critic Bodtker. Phantoms, has shut is having hat, sits idly, Herod and Herodias.