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Gerhard Munthe
Gerhard Munthe
Gerhard Munthe
Gerhard Munthe
Gerhard Munthe
Gerhard Munthe
Gerhard Munthe
Gerhard Munthe
Gerhard Munthe
Gerhard Munthe
Gerhard Munthe
Gerhard Munthe
Gerhard Munthe
Gerhard Munthe

Gerhard Munthe

Norwegian Pioneer of Modernism

By (author) Jan Kokkin

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  • Inspired by antiquity, Norwegian folk art and Japonisme, Norwegian Gerhard Munthe was one of the most groundbreaking and innovative artists in the late 1800s, active as a designer in the fields of tapestries, carpets, furniture, stained glass, silver, porcelain, wallpaper, wrought iron, book bindings, fonts and interior decoration
  • Scholarly presentation of Gerhard Munthe's oeuvre with special emphasis on his interior decoration projects and tapestry designs
  • Accompanies a retrospective at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo (NO), in the summer of 2018
Full Description
Gerhard Munthe (1849-1929) is one of the most unique and important artists within the art nouveau movement and a significant contributor to its international diversity. His radical, abstract style based partly on old Norwegian folk art is today considered a precursor of twentieth-century modernism. Among Munthe's greatest achievements are his countless room decorations, of which the Holmenkollen Turisthotell (1896-1898) in Oslo and Håkonshallen (1910-1915) in Bergen are the most significant. A series of illustrations of old Norwegian ballads and fairy tales made in 1892-1893 became the basis for a renewal of the decorative arts in Scandinavia, notably in the weaving industry. Munthe's work as a designer covers most fields within the decorative arts: tapestries, carpets, furniture, stained glass, silver, porcelain, wallpaper, wrought iron, book bindings, fonts and ex libris.

Published to accompany the exhibition at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, 8 June-2 September 2018.
About the Author
Jan Kokkin, MA, University of Oslo is a former director of Kunst på Arbeidsplassen and art critic for the Norwegian newspapers Dagens Næringsliv and Morgenbladet. He has published biographies and books on several Norwegian nineteenth-century artists and is currently working as freelance curator, author and lecturer.
Specifications
Publisher
Arnoldsche Art Publishers
ISBN
9783897905177
Published
18th Jun 2018
Binding
Hardback
Territory
UK, US, Eastern Europe, France, Benelux, Japan, South Korea, Africa, South America & Ireland exclusive. South Africa, N&M East non-exclusive
Size
280 mm x 240 mm
Pages
288 Pages
Illustrations
249 color, 50 b&w
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