This November, the Royal Academy will stage an exhibition that brings these two students of emotion together. Full details are yet to be released, but it promises to be a powerful showcase by two artistic visionaries, separated by a century, but connected by a desire to express loss and experience.
One of Emin's earliest artistic references to Munch came in 1998 with a piece titled HOMAGE TO EDVARD MUNCH AND ALL MY DEAD CHILDREN. The work includes a photograph of Emin naked and curled up on the jetty at the edge of the Oslo Fjord in Asgardstrand, the location that inspired some of Munch's best-known works.
Emin suffered two traumatic abortions after graduating from the Royal College of Art. Munch, too, suffered loss. His mother died when he was just five years old; his sister died aged 14. He felt compelled to express his pain through his art, and Emin does the same, capturing beauty, fragility and suffering in her delicate drawings and powerful photography. This exhibition promises to be a moving exploration of both artist's work and certainly not one to be missed.
|What||Tracey Emin/ Edvard Munch exhibition, Royal Academy|
|Where||Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
15 Nov 20 – 28 Feb 21, Open daily, 11am – 5pm
|Website||Click here for more information|