Free download ¶ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF æ Steffen KvernelandSCREAMADELICAAt this point the Goodreads star ating system breaks down completelyFor beauty exuberance
glorious graphic art and all ound awesomeness FIVE FANTABULOUS STARSFor narrative interest andgraphic art and all ound awesomeness FIVE FANTABULOUS STARSFor narrative interest and a poxy TWO STARS and that is being generousWhy this bizarre discombobulation Because Steffan Kverneland is a great artist with no idea of what makes a story worth telling or interesting than my cat Hatter In this magnificent book Munch moans on about life I don t know how my nerves tolerated it I sat there at the table and could never bring myself to say a wordmoans on about his family Why had I not told him everything then he would have understood why I was so impetuous so nervous so often unyielding and callous why had I not Tell the Machine Goodnight remained home when he asked me toStrikes poses I saw all the people behind their masks smiling phlegmatic subdued faces I saw through them and there was suffering in them all pale corpses whoestlessly scurried about along a tortuous Big Muddy Blues: True Tales and Twisted Politics Along Lewis and Clark's Missouri River road whose end was the graveAnd drinks with his mates and drinks alone in his bed and paintsather a lot and then does it all again And again He s a ight pompous bore Now that may not be so bad we have enjoyed books that sound emarkably like this Earthly Powers But Steffen makes a for me disastrous editorial decision which he explains in the introduction I want to hear Munch s and Strindberg s own voicesI ll make my own Dogme ule the entire text has to be made up of the authentic uotes and it s strictly forbidden to ewrite or add anything yourselfSo pages of great graphics art with stilted melodramatic Munchtalk The man eels deeper and deeper into the abyss unresisting powerless and ejoicing at the prospect of being able to tumble as passively as a stone And yet he cannot escape the vampire nor the pain And the woman will be there for all eternity biting him with a thousand serpent tongues with
a thousand venomous fangsSo all ight we get that Munch was a big fan of Edgar Allenthousand venomous fangsSo all ight we get that Munch was a big fan of Edgar Allen A lot of people were But you know spare me For me unlike for Steffan Munch s voice and those of his cronies was stilted screechy artificial and wearing I hated him and I hated the lot of them Of course the paintings of Edvard Much are stunning sick and utterly scrummy That is a technical art termEgMunch is not the first great artist who was a jerk So the only The Extras reason to get this book is because of the 275 pages of wonderful art you see how difficult this book is toate I have slagged off Steffan s Munch in his own words concept but at various points in the book Steffan and his friend Lars Fiske break into the story and appear as themselves discussing Munch points in the book Steffan and his friend Lars Fiske break into the story and appear as themselves discussing Munch a whole lot and visiting Munch Özgüven Öğrenilebilir related places as two fans would do These parts areeally fun They say stuff like The Scream is kinda like a mental self portrait Munch distilled the Deutsche Sagen raw angst he felt on the hillside over there into a bald embryo dude It s the sickest self portrait ever like Ben Kingsley with planets for eyesThe whole book should have been the other wayound with Steffan and Lars being the main characters and Munch popping up here and there The other brilliant thing SK does is effortlessly create panels and pages in about five or six completely different styles from photorealism to comedy cartooning I loved all thatFinally one conti. Steffen Kvernelands Munch er en biografi i tegneserieform Framstillingen er gjort på bakgrunn av sitater fra Munchs egne skrifter og samtidige skildringer fra Munchs liv og karriere Steffen Kverneland er en av landets aller fremste tegneseriekunstnere og har med dette verket løftet mediet til et nytt nivåPå de første sidene i boken presenterer Kverneland sitt «Manifest» at han er lei av biografier som følger objektet fra vugge til grav med diktet innlevelse som som Irony and Idyll: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park on Screen regel er basert på omskrevne. Nually disconcerting aspect to the whole thing was theesemblance between Munch as Basil FawltyEdvard Munch as portrayed by Steffen KvernelandBasil FawltyIf you e not a fan of that sitcom this will not bother you but you
are it s kind weird to see Basil Fawlty painting The Scream But the hell withit s kind of weird to see Basil Fawlty painting The Scream But the hell with this book is wrongheaded but it s just great So 5 stars for Steffan Munch is my second biography in graphic novel form from SelfMadeHero following on from the life of Agatha Christie I eviewed last month Norwegian painter Edvard Munch 1863 1944 is of course best known for The Scream but I learned a lot about his work through this striking visual tour curated by illustrator Steffen Kverneland Much of the text accompanying Kverneland s images is from authentic primary sources Munch s diaries and letters his contemporaries Rua responses to his art and so onMunch s mother died early in his life and sickroom and deathbed scenes were to permeate his work Disease and insanity and death were the black angels that stood by my cradle he wrote A mother who died early gave me the seed of consumption a distraught father piouslyeligious verging on madness gave me the seeds of insanity His first solo show opened in Kristiania now Oslo in 1889 Three and a half years later scandal erupted when his exhibition in Berlin was closed down The establishment disapproved of the Impressionist influence in his work and thought he showed a lack of artistic techniue As it turned out having his show shut down was the best publicity he ever could have asked forKverneland shows different incarnations of Munch s most famous pieces such as Madonna The Girls on the Bridge and The Scream He also traces the painter s important elationships such as his friendship with playwright August Strindberg and his pursuit of the various women who inspired his nudes In 1895 the writer Sigbj n Obstfelder gave a lecture on Munch s art His appreciation included the followingAs no other Norwegian painter Munch has focused on essential uestions has caused the deepest subjects to uiver Before one painted landscapes and everyday life Munch paints human beings in all their shapes even the beastly human He finds his subjects where the emotions are strongest Munch is one OF THE GENUINE ARTISTS WHO CAN SHIFT BOUNDARIESTHIS IS the genuine artists who can shift boundariesThis is visually emarkable book with various styles coexisting sometimes on the same page Sometimes Munch is portrayed like a superhero in a comic often with a hugely exaggerated chin other times the images are like photographs or nineteenth century portraits Pen sketches alternate with color spreads in which ed orange sepia and flesh tones and black dominate Some of my most admired individual panels have angular faces drawn in almost kaleidoscopic fragments Strindberg s is the most frighteningly fractured face with triangles and trapezoids emphasizing his angry expressionThere s also a meta aspect to this work Kverneland depicts his travels with his friend Lars Fiske to sites associated with Munch again using everything from black and white sketches to color photographs These were I m afraid my least favorite parts of the book the friends West Winds of Wyoming raunchy booze filled banter has not translated well and the style of some of their scenes is among the most cartoon ish Munch had become a monk whose li. Kilder I stedet har Kverneland kun brukt sitater fra Munch og hans samtid og illustrert både de ofte hysterisk morsomme tildragelsene fra bohemlivet og de sjelegranskende scenende fra hans eget liv og fra familien som var hjemsøkt av mye sykdom og dødI tillegg går Kverneland inn i Munchs kunstneriske prosess han gjenskaper Munchs bilder i stedet for å bringe inn faksimiler og dette gjør faktisk at man kommer mye nærmere kunsten Det er en utnyttelse av tegneserieformatet som er helt eksepsjonell Fe was devoted to art is one of the last lines of the graphic novel It s a nice summation of what has gone before with that wordplay especiallyemarkable given that this is a work in translation I haven t come away with a particularly clear sense of the trajectory of Munch s life but that s probably not the point of a deliberately splintered biography like this oneKverneland worked on the book for seven years First published in 2013 it won Norway s Brage Prize for Literature This is the fourth installment in SelfMadeHero s Art Masters series after Pablo Vincent and Rembrandt I can highly ecommend it to you if you are already a fan of Munch s work However if like me YOU LOOK TO GRAPHIC NOVELS TO look to graphic novels to tell you a good story you might come away slightly disappointedOriginally published with images on my blog Bookish Beck I am so disappointed with this book I had to force myself to finish in the end which is never a good endorsement for a book and the whole thing was overly complicated scattered and felt like I was eading andom thoughts from the inside of the author s brainIt seemed well esearched and the art was good but the narrative desperately needed editing and structure and cohesion and this is where it fell down for me 25 stars Phew What a tour de force This book was definitely too long and could have benefited from some heavy editing What also peeved me was the constant meta narrative with the author and his buddy having drunk discussions about Munch the alcoholism is strong with this one The art was excellent but the varying points of view from which Munch s life story was told were often confusing if you Courting Scandal re not familiar with all of Munch s contemporaries and who is My biggest complaint and theeason for my low ating is this Despite having spent so much time with Munch so much time I feel like I still didn t eally understand him The idea I get of him from his paintings doesn t eally correspond with the image the author conveyed actually I feel like I understand Kverneland now better than I understand Munch and I had no interest in THAT Sure he keeps on pointing out Munch s losses etc but I wasn t FEELING any of his struggles and didn t understand him any better as a person as I would have from a Wikipedia article Was it Kverneland s art that kept it impersonal The text Probably a mixture of both Just pointing out Munch s angst in the meta discussions doesn t cut it I can see the similarities between Munch and Kverneland Obviously both have had a problem with alcohol and women oh the subtle misogyny both are were definitely not happy people both are hard to like Only ecommended if you May Day re a Munch fanatic otherwise skip this andead up on him on
WIKIPEDIA SCATTERED THOUGHTS1 CONFUSING AT TIMESScattered thoughts1 Confusing at times at one specific point
Where I Just Couldn TI just couldn t out if two or three people died I think it was two though2 Strindberg was a whoreson loggerhead3 Impressive drawings by Steffen Kverneland4 Also pretty impressive paintings from Munch5 Well Eurodeutsch - Untersuchungen Zu Europaismen Und Internationalismen Im Deutschen Wortschatz: Eine Arbeit Aus Der Perspektive Der Eurolinguistik Am Beispiel Von Zeitungen Aus Deutschland, Osterreich, Der Schweiz Und Sudtirol researched book6 Not sure I feel like I learned that much about Munch though A lot of people in his life died He had anxiety no surprise when you ve seen the screameally He caused hue and cry with his expressionistic paintings Not Grundriss Der Kolloidchemie (Classic Reprint) really any surprising elements but I guess that s not Kverneland s faul. G som krever en kunstner som til de grader behersker både mediets billedkunstneriske aspekter og den spesielle fortellerteknikken som ligger i tegneseriens kraftVed siden av å være en glimrende innføring i Munchs liv og verk er boken et gruppeportrett av den kunstneriske bohemen fra Skandinavia ved århundreskiftet en periode der modernismen på mange måter ble skapt og definert av nordiske kunstnere Den er slik også en viktig kulturhistorisk påminnelse gjort med et fantastisk kunstnerisk oversku.