Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is renowned for his preoccupation with universal emotions such as isolation, melancholy, anxiety and love. His graphic works are amongst his most arresting and poignant, and are celebrated world-wide for their technical mastery and visual intensity.
The core of this exhibition features an outstanding group of fifty works on paper by Munch held in a private Norwegian collection, and will be the first time they have been shown in the UK. Featuring rare, hand-coloured versions of iconic images such as The Scream, Anxiety and Madonna, the exhibition explores Munch’s rigorous experimentation as he revisited subjects to heighten their emotive impact.
Edvard Munch, The Scream, Courtesy the Gundersen Collection, © The Munch Museum/ The Munch - Ellingsen Group, BONO, Oslo/DACS, London 2012