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Munch: A Modern Velázquez?

By Allison Morehead


This article considers the significance of the art critic William Ritter’s airing of a comparison between Munch and Velázquez in a lengthy text written in the wake of Munch’s major solo exhibition in Prague in 1905. In suggesting that Munch might be a “hospital Velazquez,” Ritter engaged the work of Julius Meier-Graefe and R.A.M. Stevenson, but offered an ambivalent view of the emerging histories of modern art

Topics: Edvard Munch, Diego Velázquez, Modernism, EdvardMunch, DiegoVelázquez, History of the arts, NX440-632
Publisher: Scandinavian University Press/Universitetsforlaget
Year: 2017
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