“Edvard Munch: love and angst” exhibition preview at The British MuseumDownload
© Licensed to London News Pictures. 08/04/2019. London, UK. A staff member views Edvard Munch’s “Madonna, 1895/1902”. Munch noted in an early description of this image that it shows “Woman in a state of surrender - where she acquires the afflicted beauty of a Madonna”. The explicit depiction of swimming sperm and a foetus on the border of the image provoked outrage at the time. Munch became disillusioned with the merits of free love, but remained convinced of the “sanctity” of the creative act, suggested here by the red halo over the woman’s head.
The work of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) - “Edvard Munch: love and angst” at the British Museum opens from 11 April until 21 July 2019. The exhibition focus on Munch’s remarkable and experimental prints – an art form which made his name and at which he excelled throughout his life – and will examine his unparalleled ability to depict raw human emotion. It will be the largest exhibition of Munch’s prints in the UK for 45 years. Photo credit: Dinendra Haria/LNP
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