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Free Content Edvard Munch and Our Generation

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This article by the Czech painter Emil Filla, first published in the late 1930s, discusses Edvard Munch’s influences on the development of Czech art in the early twentieth century. According to Filla, Munch introduced new ways of expression into an artistic atmosphere that could be perceived as “constrained” and “hopeless.” According to Filla, it was Munch’s ability to express an idea through art that impacted most on artists in Prague. Filla argues for a special affinity felt by the Czech artists for Munch, and that the presence of Munch’s works in Prague encouraged them to find their own path instead of following French Impressionism. Filla claims that Munch was a Czech discovery while accusing the French historian Elie Faure of omitting Munch from his account.
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  • The first journal publishing original English-language translations of seminal works presently only available in their source language. Essential reading for everyone in the international academic community concerned with visual arts, architecture and design.

    Global in scope and extensively illustrated, this unique and innovative new e-journal demonstrates the vitality of art historical and visual culture scholarship undertaken outside English-speaking territories and cultures. Offering high quality English language translations of seminal works presently available only in their source language, Art in Translation offers a fresh perspective on global art practices, history and theory. It covers all areas of the visual arts including painting, drawing, sculpture, architecture, design, and electronic media.

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