This exhibition at the Met in NY showcases never-before-seen artworks by Edvard Munch
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is hosting an exhibition dedicated to Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, who famously painted The Scream. The show will feature 43 of the artist’s compositions created over six decades.art and culture Updated: Nov 02, 2017 12:23 IST
From November 15, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is hosting an exceptional exhibition dedicated to Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. The show will feature 43 of the artist’s compositions created over six decades, including 16 self-portraits and works that have never before been seen in the United States.
Munch (1863-1944) believed that his artistic breakthrough occurred around 1913 at the age of 50. Throughout his career, the Norwegian painter regularly revisited subjects from his earlier years. Self Portrait: Between the Clock and the Bed, painted between 1940 and 1943, was one of his final works and can be used to put the artist’s other works into perspective. The painting depicts the artist’s bedroom, with a door opening to the studio beyond, and Munch, emotionless, between the grandfather clock and the bed.
In total, the show will feature 43 works, created over 60 years of his career, including 16 self-portraits and works that have never before been seen in the United States, these are: Lady in Black (1891); Puberty (1894); Jealousy (1907); Death Struggle (1915); Man with Bronchitis(1920); Self-Portrait with Hands in Pockets (1925-26) and Ashes (1925). The paintings span the artist’s career, from his early days to his later years.
Born and raised in Norway, Munch was one of the most celebrated and controversial artists of his generation. With only brief formal training in painting, he was largely self-taught. He was a prolific artist, creating around 1,750 paintings, 18,000 prints, and 4,500 watercolours, as well as sculpture, graphic art, theatre design and film.
Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed runs November 15, 2017, to February 4, 2018, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.
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First Published: Nov 02, 2017 12:22 IST