Edvard Munch

An Inner Life


An accessible introduction to Edvard Munch’s life and work.


ISBN: 9780500295762 Category:

Øystein Ustvedt


‘My art is a self-confession – in it I seek to clarify my relationship with the world. But at the same time I have always thought and felt that my art could also clarify other people’s quest for the truth’ Edvard Munch

Why do people travel from across the world to see Edvard Munch’s artworks? Munch painted emotions in a way that nobody had ever seen before, depicting love, friendship and the darker sides of life.

This book gives readers the opportunity to become better acquainted with Edvard Munch and his oeuvre. It takes a close look at the artworks and explores the stories behind some of the most famous paintings in the world, such as Madonna and The Scream.

Additional information

Weight 497 g
Dimensions 15.4 x 22.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 15 July 2020
Number of pages 224
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.4 x 22.9 cm
Weight 497 g


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Øystein Ustvedt has extensive personal and professional experience with the works of Edvard Munch, particularly as head of the Stenersen Museum and in his role as curator at the National Museum in Oslo, where he has been since 2004. He has published widely on Munch and has curated several exhibitions of his work.