Desire, Anxiety, and Loss: The Prints of Edvard Munch

March 22 - June 25, 2006

This exhibition features more than 30 prints by Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944). His earliest etchings from the mid-1890s are compared to his more mature woodcuts and lithographs of the following two decades. These works are vivid expressions of the intense transforming emotions and private pain that Munch experienced in his life. Although personal in nature, these powerful images and the feelings they depict - desire, jealousy, anxiety, and loss - are universal. His self-portraits and portraits of writers and musicians, such as Stephane Mallarmé, Henrik Ibsen, and Frederick Delius are also shown. These images provide insight into the friendships that nourished and influenced Munch's art. Organized by the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. Related programs

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