Edvard Munch The Brooch on Stencil and Collage

Finally I collage my main focal piece for this image which is a rendition of Edvard Munch’s, The Brooch. Eva Mudocci (1903) Lithograph.

I mentioned before these images I am creating are small format “test prints” I am putting together to help me realize the final details of a larger version of this I would like to put together. My true intentions will be to screen print the Eva Mudocci image in a variety of colors onto a paper collage on canvas. Before embarking on that though I would like to see if the idea will look any good and is even worth pursuing.

Edvard Munch. The Brooch. Eva Mudocci. + Stencil on Newspaper Collage

Edvard Munch. The Brooch. Eva Mudocci. + Stencil on Newspaper Collage

Edvard Munch. The Brooch. Eva Mudocci. + Stencil on Newspaper Collage

Edvard Munch. The Brooch. Eva Mudocci. + Stencil on Newspaper Collage

Edvard Munch. The Brooch. Eva Mudocci. + Angelina Jolie + Stencil on Newspaper Collage

Edvard Munch. The Brooch. Eva Mudocci. + Angelina Jolie + Stencil on Newspaper Collage

Edvard Munch. The Brooch. Eva Mudocci. + Angelina Jolie + Stencil on Newspaper Collage

Edvard Munch. The Brooch. Eva Mudocci. + Stencil on Newspaper Collage

Edvard Munch. The Brooch. Eva Mudocci. + Stencil on Newspaper Collage

Edvard Munch. The Brooch. Eva Mudocci. + Stencil on Newspaper Collage

My inspiration for using the Eva Mudocci stems from my visit to the Warhol after Munch exhibit which was displaying Warhol’s take on various Edvard Munch works. I liked how Warhol took Munch’s classic image and formatted it into his own pop style.

Overall I am interested to see how these would look in a larger format and on canvas. By screen printing the Eva Mudocci image, I would have a lot more freedom with color choice and position. My background textures would also show through the screen printed image and add some nice fills to the Eva Mudocci outline. I would also work to make her a more central focal point on the image as a whole. I think the stencil and collage as the background serves as a nice contrast to the classical image, but next time I would work to make them less distracting to the viewer’s eyes.

— December 7th, 2010