Kunsthalle Bremen Opens Edvard Munch. Mystery behind the Canvas

. October 16, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Kunsthalle Bremen presents “Edvard Munch – Mystery behind the Canvas, an exhibition on view on view until February 26th 2012.

Following up on the big show success “Van Gogh: Fields”, “Monet, and Camille,” and finally “Paula in Paris”, Kunsthalle Bremen shows in the first season after re-opening a comprehensive exhibition on the work of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) .

In 2005, a detailed study of the work, the child and the death of a sensational discovery: X-rays showed that among Munch’s painting was another screen with a previously unknown composition by the artist. The newly found oil painting girl and three men’s heads together central themes of the symbolist painter, like a delicate girl act, lewd-looking faces and cross hands.

Munch began his life dealing with existential issues, which he called The Frieze of Life in united into a single cycle. With the themes of innocence and desire, love and death, draw the images on the Kunsthalle crucial aspects of his work, which will now be examined in a major exhibition: the visitor embarks on a journey into the world of images Edvard Munch, to the enigmatic message of the new painting to decipher.
Senior loans, including from the Munch Museum in Oslo and Bergen Art Museum, illustrating the role of the two images within Bremer Munch’s oeuvre.

The exhibition “Edvard Munch – mystery behind the screen” is under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.
The accompanying exhibition “love, fear and death in the works of Edvard Munch’s contemporaries. Max Klinger, Odilon Redon, Félicien Rops, Félix Vallotton, including” sees itself as a backdrop and echoes of Munch exhibition and touches into seven chapters, themes and motifs to the Munch exhibition circles.

Image: Edvard Munch: girls and three men’s heads, 1895-1898 Oil on canvas, 90 x 100 cm Kunsthalle Bremen – The Kunstverein in Bremen © The Munch Museum / The Munch Ellingsen Group / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2011

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