EDVARD MUNCH (1863 - 1944)
- Handsigned & numbered edition at 30 ex.
- According to the original lithograph "Madonna" by Edvard Munch dated 1895
of the MUNCH MUSEUM in Oslo (Norway)
- For the fist time in the world in reedition
From the drawing to its printing, this lithograph has been entirely realized by hand.
With the same technical and artistic constraints, the same moves are made on the very same period machines. Drawn and printing colour by colour on "Marinoni Voirin" lithographic flat press of 1920.
Title : "MADONNA - 1895
Technique : Lithograph
Printed in 5 passes and enhanced with watercolor
(8 colours with 5 printed + 3 colours applied by hand)
Publisher : FRANCE ART DIFFUSION
Date of the lithograph : 2017
Size : 76x57 cm / 29,9x22,4 inches
Paper : Velin d'Arches 300 g
Justification : Hand-signed & numbered in pencil by lithographer & the Editor
Dry stamp of the publisher and the lithography workshop
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Removal of Matrices after Printing
Once the printing of the lithograph is finished, we guarantee the destruction of matrices.
Its printing is made only once, with the number of expected editions.
According to the lithograph "Madonna" by Edvard Munch of 1895 (Drawing made for the achievement of one of his most famous lithograph, with the given title of “Madonna”).
Just about 8 different versions of this lithograph have been executed by Munch between 1895 & 1913.
This lithograph is up to now one of the most expensive in the world :
some lithographs can exceed one million Euros.
We are proud to present it for the first time in the world for republishing.
The very first prints of this lithograph were issued in black and white in Berlin in 1895.
Even if the practice of colour printing was tested out in the famous Parisian workshops, it was seldom used in Germany.
Therefore, Munch issued his “Madonna” at first in black print on which he added afterwards various colours by hand.
By this way, he turned his printings into unique master pieces that were indeed comparable to his paintings.
When we have decided to go into this new editing project, we never left anything to chance..
Wiser with this expertise and experience, we have used drawing and editing techniques that were absolutely identical to the ones used by Munch.
(Drawing on stone, printing colour by colour using an early 20th century lithographic press).
As it was previously done in 1895, the coloured version has been entirely handmade making each exemplar of this lithograph really unique.
Like it was done at the very beginning, we are pleased to propose two distinct versions of this lithograph :
The first version in black & white, printed in 4 colours (background + grey and 3 different shades of black)
The second version in enhanced colours (8 colours with 5 printed + 3 colours applied by hand)