Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Munch: The Modern Eye – Frankfurt 2012

Dear reader, you might know I have been visiting my daughter and her family in Germany recently?
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On the last day of my visit we went to the Munch exhibition in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. Not only because we are Norwegian, but mainly because we love his art.

Here is what the Museum writes about this special exhibition:
Edvard Munch is acclaimed for his vivid Symbolist painting and regarded as a pioneer of Expressionism. Prepared together with the Centre Pompidou Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, the exhibition in the SCHIRN offers a novel view of his work. It is for the first time that Munch’s interest in modern techniques of creating pictures such as photography and film and modern stage designs is the focus of attention. His works reveal to what degree he adopted specifically photographic or filmic forms of composition and narration, poses, or even effects in his painting.

Here is Ingelin in the Exhibit Hall. We had a rare moment without too many spectactors around, hence I could take a photo of her alone.

Most of the works belongs to the Munch Museum in Oslo, but there were also works belonging to other Art Galleries and Museums and private collections.

Edvard Munch was assignet the task to decorate the Aula in the University of Oslo. It took him 5 years to fullfill the task in 1916.
The Sun is major theme. You can read more about it here.

You can see most of the photos I took during our visit to the exhibit here.

More to come from my Vacation, also from Alsace……

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Blogger Sandee said...

I wish I could have gone too. I would love to go to Germany one day too.

Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and Anna. :)

March 14, 2012 6:05 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It is interesting that you were able to take pictures there in the Museum. When I was at The Tate, in London, in 1993, A guard saw me taking pictures and said that THAT was not allowed....And as far as I know that is true in most museums...!
It looks like you had another GREAT Trip, Tor...!

March 15, 2012 9:52 am  
Blogger CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Mar. 15, 2012. Thanks again.

March 15, 2012 1:31 pm  
Blogger judotter said...

Du har lyckats fånga målningarna på ett excellent sätt.

March 15, 2012 9:20 pm  
Blogger lime said...

oh i love that one with the sun. the colors are gorgeous and he captures the gleam. thanks so much for sharing this with us.

March 20, 2012 1:37 am  

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