Opening at the Britsh Museum this April, Edvard Munch: love and angst explores the Norwegian artist's remarkable and experimental prints, and his supreme ability to capture raw human emotion, from love and desire, to jealousy, loneliness, anxiety and grief. The exhibition, curated thematically, also explores the impact of social change, European travel, and contemporary ideologies in art, literature, science and theatre on his printmaking.
The Scream,1895, Edvard Munch (1863-1944), Photo: Thomas Widerberg
This landmark British Museum exhibition brings together more than 50 prints from Norway's Munch museum and key Munch works from public British collections. On display alongside The Scream are the controversial Madonna with a foetus, framed by swimming sperm; and Head to Head, 1905, a poignant portrait of human friendship.
Giulia Bartrum, curator of Edvard Munch: love and angst, said: 'Munch is renowned throughout the world thanks to his beautiful printmaking. But the UK is much less familiar with his prints as they were never collected here as extensively as elsewhere in Europe and the US. This exhibition will put Munch into context within the old master tradition and look at the remarkable impact of his prints alongside other leading printmakers of his period. We hope that the show will lift the veil on the deeply personal and emotional artworks of the man behindThe Scream.'
Edvard Munch is regarded as one of the greatest Modernists of the twentieth century. Born near modern day Oslo in 1863, Munch had a troubled childhood, losing both his mother and sister to Tuberculosis. His tumultuous love affairs later in life fuelled his simultaneous passion and fear of women: a source of inspiration for many of his most haunting works.
Put the date in your dairy: the first ever Munch exhibition at the British Museum is set to be huge.
|What||British Museum, Edvard Munch exhibition: love and angst|
|Where||British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Holborn (underground)|
11 Apr 19 – 21 Jul 19, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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