From May 19 to July 28, the National Gallery of Art will feature the exhibit "Edvard Munch: A 150th Anniversary Tribute," which will include the Norwegian artist's most famous work, The Scream. If you're interested in learning more about the creator of the famous image and why his art still resonates a century and a half after his birth, the library has a variety of relevant resources.
To learn more about Munch himself, check out the titles Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream and Munch: His Life and Work.
If it's his art that you want to explore, the library has an assortment of titles that are structured in different ways. For instance, Edvard Munch: Master Prints and Edvard Munch (by Thomas M. Messer) pair images of Munch's works with brief essays discussing them, while Edvard Munch: Master Prints from the Epstein Family Collection and Edvard Munch (by Otto Benesch) are structured so that the writing on Munch's works comprises the books' first halves, and the images of his art are collected in the second halves -- enabling easy image browsing.
The library also has titles related to specific works by Munch. If you want to learn more about The Scream, check out Edward Munch: The Frieze of Life, which examines the series of paintings of which The Scream is a part. There is also Edvard Munch, Starry Night, which examines another of Munch's paintings in-depth.
These are only a few of the titles that DC Public Library has available, so be sure to take a look at the other items that can be found under the subject heading Munch, Edvard, and don't forget about our digital resources; the Art Full Text and Oxford Art Online databases are both sources for information on Munch, with the latter containing an excellent brief biography of the artist.
-- Posted by J. Strusienski