EDVARD MUNCH: THE MODERN LIFE OF THE SOUL
Materia: Arte s. xix (1789 - 1920)
Beginning with the artist's early portraits and genre scenes, the exhibition charts Munch's move away from Norwegian naturalism toward an unprecedented exploration of modern existential experience. Through eighty-seven paintings and fifty works on paper representing each phase of his career, the exhibition reveals Munch's struggle to translate personal trauma into universal terms and, in the process, comprehend the fundamental components of human existence: birth, love, and death. The exhibition is accompanied by a major publication that includes several essays by distinguished art historians and extensive documentation of Munch's art and career.