Book launch for members: The Storm

Welcome to the booklaunch of Ivo de Figueiredos The Storm - A biography of Edvard Munch

Doors open: 17:30
Start: 18:00
The talk will be held in Norwegian
This ticket also includes access to the exhibition area

Join a conversation between author Ivo de Figueiredo and text editor and author Rob Young on the occasion of the launch of de Figueiredo's latest book, The Storm - a biography of Edvard Munch, volume 1. In this conversation you will get an insight into Figueiredo's working process and what it took to write a biography of such a renowned artist. The book project is a collaboration between Aschehoug Forlag and the Munch Museum. Purchase and signing take place after the conversation.

Edvard Munch is not only Norway's greatest artist, but also the only one to have conquered a place in global culture. Stormen tells the story of a precocious artist who, after turning Kristiania upside down with boundary-breaking paintings, takes over the European continent as a provincial power from the north.

The first volume follows Munch up to 1902. After growing up marked by illness and his father's rebellion, he had his breakthrough with Det syke barn in 1886. In the following years, he moved restlessly between Norway, Germany and France. From the time he picked up the brush, Munch lived life as if in a storm where art came before everything. The women who loved him noticed. So did the family he fled from all his life, but without him ever breaking the nerve ties that bound them together.

In the Storm. In a biography of Edvard Munch, Ivo de Figueiredo has reviewed known and new sources and written a close and magnificent portrait of the enigmatic artist and his time.

Picture: Aschehoug Forlag