From Bergen to London. 18 Paintings by Munch

From Bergen to London. 18 Paintings by Munch
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At the start of the XX Century, Norwegian industrialist Rasmus Meyer, among the greatest collectors of Edvard Munch, gathered a conspicuous quantity of works by the artist, acquiring the principal works relative to all the periods of his styles and giving birth to one of the most important collections in the world. Today, many of these masterpieces by the master from Oslo are held at the KODE Museum of Bergen (home to the third largest collection in the world of the works of Munch) are waiting to reach London where they will be temporarily displayed as part of the exhibition The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: Edvard Munch. Masterpieces from Bergen. At the Courtauld, the exhibition will reunite 18 paintings from this collection, starting with the seminal works from the “realist” period of Munch from the 1890s, such as Morning (1884) and Summer Night (1889), a fundamental work which reflects the movement of the artist towards the intense psychological work that made him famous. It is the first time that such a complete group of works from the collection has left Norway. Visitors will have the chance to admire canvases which set the stage for the highly expressive paintings of the 1890s, from Melancholy (1894-1896) to On the Deathbed (1895), works from the famous series Frieze of Life by Munch which takes on profound themes connected to human existence with their visceral representations of the human psyche. An adequate backdrop will be offered to the exhibition by the permanent collection of impressionist and post-impressionist works at the Courtauld, on display in the Great Room LVMH. recently renovated, revealing some of the artistic inspirations encountered by Munch during his experimental years in Paris from 1889 to 1892, coming into contact with the modern styles of Gauguin, Van Gogh and Toulouse Lautrec.

Samantha De Martin - © 2022 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London