Book review: Seeing Munch anew

Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American As a genre, graphic novels are coming into their own. No longer just the province of tights-wearing mutants, serious works like Maus and Persepolis have shown the range of the illustrated format, so it’s only natural that biographies would get in on the action. No group of people fits this format better than artists. UK publisher Self Made Hero’s series, Art Masters, aims to document the world’s great artists in a visual medium by seeking out books to add to the collection. Thus far, the series comprises Pablo (Picasso), Vincent (van Gogh), Rembrandt (van Rijn), and (Edvard) Munch. Each is done in its own style and according to its own rules. They were all also originally written and published in languages other th
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