Theatre program for : Peer Gynt. Poëme dramatique en 5 actes d'Henrik Ibsen.
$2700 / ≈ €2347
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Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was four years old when Peer Gynt was written. He grew up and developed as an artist in a time influenced by Ibsen's literature and theatre plays.
Already in 1896 Munch got an assignment to draw the program poster for the production of Peer Gynt at Lugné-Poe’s Théâtre de l’Oeuvre in Paris (1896).
The motif he chose for the drawings were two women from the play: Solveig seen from behind on the side, and mother Aase with an almost intrusively close and weary face.
Solveig looks inward in the picture towards a landscape of steep, snow-covered mountains, and with a little church that indicates a village.
This is not a coincidental motif, with these two women, Munch finds a theme he returns to again and again."(Written by Hans Herlof Grelland to the Peer Gynt festival in 2014).
Reference: Schiefler 74, Aitken 86, Eckert Boyer 58.
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