Edvard Munch & Andy Warhol
” The Scream and More”
” I believe every painter should paint in the style of the artists they most admire. And so…my portrait paintings of children in the Andy Warhol style. Well here it is Warhol does Munch! ~ Jackie
Edvard Munch & Andy Warhol :
Two Art Icons Had More In Common Than You Think
The Huffington Post | By Katherine Brooks
VIDEO – (Not in English, but see the Art Exhibit at Louisiana Museum – Denmark)
In 1984, the appropriation king, Andy Warhol, took on a modern art subject far removed from his Campbell’s Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe visages. That year he opted to reimagine the masterpieces of a certain anxiety-ridden Norwegian painter by the name of Edvard Munch.
Warhol tackled four of Munch’s iconic themes — “The Scream,” “Madonna,” “Self-Portrait” and “The Brooch.Eva Mudocci” — adding his signature neon color palette and fluid, screen printed lines to a host of already recognizable images. From the bald, bellowing creature Munch positioned on a fjord in the 1890s to the painter’s sensual depiction of what some art historians claim is the Virgin Mary, Warhol twisted and highlighted Munch’s symbolic figures until they were his own.
“Even though Warhol offered himself up as all surface, and Munch, all impenetrable depth, this exhibition finds many similarities in the ways in which the two artists built their careers by carefully controlling their public personas and artistic production,” remarked Dr. Patricia G. Berman, professor of art history at Wellesley College and the University of Oslo, in an essay for the book. “Far from being an isolate, Munch was very much in control of his career, demanding and winning the right to sequence his works in exhibition and keeping hold of the reins on the selling of his art.”
Scroll through the images below for a peek at “Munch/Warhol.” For more, check out the entire book, available online at Artbook as well as through the Scandinavia House shop.