Emma & Edvard Looking Sideways
Loneliness and the Cinematic
Two masters come face-to-face when the works of Edvard Munch are juxtaposed against Gustave Flaubert’s groundbreaking novel Madame Bovary. This compelling book explores the filmatic aspect of Munch’s art by combining contemporary art theory with video artist, art theorist and curator Mieke Bal’s idiosyncratic way of looking at art: Directly and closely.
The book challenges the preconception of museum publications by being an honest and direct, almost vulnerable, object. The delicate enveloping jacket is not bound to the book block, revealing the details of the construction and production of the object.
The Munch Museum