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.