The travelling Edvard Munch exhibition “The Modern Eye” started in Paris Centre Pompidou and focuses on The Norwegian painter’s later works and his relationship to his contemporary era. His personal experiences and the introverted workings of his mind have always attracted attention, but here the spotlight is on his inquisitive participation in his social affairs and a modern visual culture.
The exhibition is stringently organized in distinct sections. In the first section some of his major works from the 1890’s are presented. In the next one will find later versions of the same motifs in Munch’s radical artistic idiom.
Claudie and Renny at Munch’s masterpiece “The Scream”.
The Oslo Blog Gathering to Munch Museum:
OsloBG 2010 was a chance to Visit Oslo, the capital of Norway, to explore the city and Norway’s history, culture and traditions! Among a lot of options, I was pleased to take our special blog friend Claudie from France to the Munch Museum. The artists masterpiece and most known work was of course a must see : -)
Her Majesty Queen Sonja travels to France:
Her Majesty Queen Sonja was honourable guest at the premiere of the Munch exhibition L’oeil moderne” at the Pompidou Center in Paris. “The Modern Eye” presents a variety of formats through which Munch expressed himself.
Munch arrived in Paris in 1885 and developed his graphic expression here as a student of the French painter Leon Bonnat. In this exhibit, drawings, graphics, sculptures and film contribute to a very special presentation of Munch’s art and his modern look.
Munch’s ‘The Scream’ is the defining image of modernity, and one of the most important works of art in private hands. One of four versions of “The Scream” was sold by Sotheby’s auction house in New York this spring for about $80 million.
The exhibition was displayed in Pompidou Centre from September 2011 to January 2012. Now it’s at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt and will also be at Tate Modern in London from 28 June to 14 October 2012. If you have the chance to see this exhibit while it is on tour I would say, Carpe Diem : -). Don’t let the chance pass you by!