Edvard Munch — Love And Angst

Address:
British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London
Tel:
0207 323 8000

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
11th April to 21st July 2019
10 AM to 5.30 PM (Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun); 10 AM to 8.30 PM (Fri)
Tickets & Cost:
Admission fee applies. See britishmuseum.org

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Edvard Munch was the the creator of art's most haunting and iconic face — The Scream.

But who was Edvard Munch really? This exhibition will explore the life and works of the pioneering father of Expressionism in the largest show of his prints for 45 years.

The worldwide fame of The Scream may explain the reason why, beyond his name, so little is known about its creator. The painting has become a universal symbol of anxiety, and yet it was really a deeply personal response to the artist's upbringing and experiences as a young man.

By looking at the cities of pre-war Oslo, Berlin and Paris, the exhibition will show how his personal and political independence gave rise to a rebelliousness which allowed Munch to reject his strict Lutheran upbringing and pursue an unconventional lifestyle. He drew inspiration from the bohemian circles he encountered all over Europe, pursued passionate love affairs, and articulated his experiences in a rapidly changing world that was about to be shattered by conflict.

 

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