Major exhibition which radically reassesses the work of Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944).
It proposes a ground breaking dialogue between the artist’s paintings and drawings made in the first half of the 20th century and his often overlooked interest in the rise of other media during that time, including photography, film and the re-birth of stage production.
Few other modern artists are better known and yet less understood than Munch.
He is often presented primarily as a 19th century painter, a Symbolist or a pre-Expressionist, but this exhibition aims to show instead how he emphatically engaged with 20th century concerns that were thoroughly representative of the modernity of the age.
It features around sixty carefully-selected paintings and fifty photographs, alongside his lesser-known filmic work.
These will reveal Munch’s interest in current affairs and how his paintings were inspired by scenes he had observed in the street or incidents reported in the press or on the radio.
Far from confining himself to the studio, he frequently worked outdoors to capture scenes of everyday life.
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