Time and narrative in Edvard Munch’s «The Green Room» (1907)
- Side: 80-91
- Publisert på Idunn: 2013-06-21
- Publisert: 2013-06-21
Munch often grouped his images into picture series. «The Green Room» («Det grønne værelset»), 1907 consists of seven paintings. The author discusses how Munch’s fascination with picture series is closely linked to modern notions of time, temporality, narrativity, and developments in new visual entertainment, such as film and cinema. The focus of the article is on the narrative features in «The Green Room», and the series’ unstable qualities are addressed. These engage the spectator, and the images do not create one story, but several stories.