Edvard Munch at The Tate

A friend and I went to see Munch at The Tate.

Edvard Munch was a Norweigan artist born in the late 19th century, he worked throughout his life into the mid 20th century. He was a very thematic painter, creating many versions of the same paintings. The images are bright and colourful but the focus is very dark and morbid. I love the sense of both depth and claustrophobia in his paintings.

In around 1904 he wrote “the camera cannot compete with the painting as long as it cannot be used in heaven and hell”. He did, however, still make use of the camera; taking many self portraits throughout his life.

I enjoyed the exhibition, I find his art beautiful, strange and fascinating. A wonderful combination of things.

 

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