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Garborg - Ibsen - Johannessen - Munch - Uppdal. A Contribution to the Ibsen Conferance 1997 in Italy.
Folio Verlag. Vienna, Austria - Bolzano, Italy 1997.
Editor: Haakon Mehren, Ferrucio Delle Cave.

Contribution by:
  • Haakon Mehren. Private gentleman.
  • Dr Ferrucio Delle Cave. Senior lecturer of literature, Bolzano, Italy.
  • Jappe Nilssen. Art Critic, Friend and discoverer of Edv. Munch.
  • Dr. Lars Roar Langslet. Minister of Culture and Scientific Affairs, Oslo, Norway.
  • Dr. Sybille-Karin Moser. Professor History of Art, Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Mr. Tor Obrestad. Poet, journalist, Stavanger, Norway.
  • Dr. Gudleiv Bø. Senior lecturer of literature, Oslo, Norway.
  • Dr. Leif Mæhle. Professor of literature, Oslo, Norway.
  • DDr. Enrico Savio. Philosopher and theologist.





Edvard Munch was strongly influenced by Henrik Ibsen and his dramaic works. He made several drawings and lithos to the plays Ghosts, Peer Gynt and Johan Gabriel Borkman, and he also portrayed Ibsen several times.
Aksel Waldemar Johannessen was also a theatre man and one of the founders of Det Norske Teatret. (The Norwegian Theatre). He was familiar with Ibsen's dramas. His friend and supporter Arne Garborg was the great national writer in Norway after the death of Ibsen. Johannessen made sceneries and costumes for many of the famous plays of the period, Ibsen's as well as Garborg's. The relationship between Munch, Ibsen, Garborg and Johannessen was therefore a main theme at the international Ibsen conference 1997 in Italy. (Where Ibsen wrote many of his plays).




The internationally best known picture in Norwegian art after The Scream by Edvard Munch, is a portrait of Henrik Ibsen made by the Norwegian-German artist Olaf Gulbransson. He was for many years connected to the magazine Simplicissimus in Munich, Bavaria, where he also has his own museum. (Tegernsee). The original of this famous picture is in the collection of the Mehren family.