The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, May 27, 2018

N.C. Museum of Art presents exhibition of Edvard Munch prints from MoMA
Edvard Munch, De ensomme (The Lonely Ones), 1899, woodcut, composition: 15 1/2 x 21 3/4 in., Publisher: Edvard Munch, Berlin; Printer: M. W. Lassally, Berlin, or the artist; Edition: approximately 100 in several color and compositional variations; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Phyllis B. Lambert Fund, © 2011 The Munch Museum / The Munch-Ellingsen Group / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

RALEIGH, NC.- This fall the North Carolina Museum of Art presents Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print, an exhibition highlighting 26 of the renowned artist’s haunting prints in a variety of graphic media—etchings, drypoints, woodcuts, and lithographs. Often derived from his paintings, Munch’s prints concentrate on intensely remembered moments in his life, compelling viewers to confront themes of loneliness, lust, despair, and death.

As Munch explored the emotional terrain of his life, he experimented with printmaking, unafraid to break the rules in order to more sharply realize his artistic vision. Because of the bare honesty of his imagery and his relentless inventiveness, Munch is acknowledged as one of the pioneering masters of modern art whose influence continues to be felt by artists today.

Munch has achieved rock star status with the recent sale of The Scream for almost $120 million. But he is “much more than the painter of a ludicrously expensive pop icon,” insists John Coffey, deputy director for art at the NCMA. “Munch is one of the towering image makers of modern times. His works probe the turbulent, even taboo reaches of the human heart with unflinching candor and compassion.”

Describing his artistic inspirations, Munch stated, “Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.” The artist’s anxious relationships—with his family, his lovers, and society as a whole—generate images that transcend one man’s experience and speak to universal human concerns.

Utterly consumed by his subject matter, Munch often created several versions of the same image. For example, the exhibition features two works titled The Kiss, depicting lovers in an embrace. One print is an etching; the other a woodcut. In the woodcut, the two figures are fused into a single identity—a terrifying notion to
Munch. In a pair of woodcuts titled The Lonely Ones, Munch uses the same printing block carved with an image of a couple gazing out to sea. However, each print is inked in different colors, dramatically altering the emotional “temperature” of the scene.

Far from secondary to his paintings, these dynamic prints are considered his most powerful and potent works. “Walking around this gallery,” says Coffey, “you find yourself at the birth of the modern world with all its thrills and apprehensions.”

Drawn from The Museum of Modern Art’s extensive holdings of Munch graphics, this exhibition opens in Raleigh on September 23, 2012, and will be on view through February 10, 2013, in Gallery 2 of the Museum’s East Building. On February 2, 2013, the NCMA features a lecture entitled “Munch’s Modernity” by Dr. Patricia Berman, professor of art at Wellesley College.

Today's News

September 24, 2012

Impressionism and Fashion: The Musée d'Orsay looks at the way people dressed

"Steve McQueen: King of Cool" photographs by John Dominis on view at Atlas Gallery

Glass House launches fall season with exhibition of works by Frank Stella

N.C. Museum of Art presents exhibition of Edvard Munch prints from MoMA

A diamond fit for a queen: Christie's Geneva to offer the Archduke Joseph diamond

Neglect ruins Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos' legendary collection of shoes

"Peter Lely: The Draughtsman and His Collection" opens at the Courtauld Gallery

iGavel online fall auction of important Asian, ancient & ethnographic works of art goes live October 9-24

The Musée de l'Elysée presents different approaches to collecting photography

Sotheby's enters joint venture agreement with Beijing GeHua Art Company

Anju Dodiya returns to familiar ground in new exhibition at Gallery Chemould

RISD Museum presents America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now

Goebbels' early letters, to be sold at Alexander Autograph, show controlling behavior

Acker Merrall & Condit sale achieves a spectacular total of over US$7.9 million

Dallas Contemporary announces exhibition of photographers Inez & Vinoodh

Feeding, Fleeing, Fighting, Reproduction: Pamela Rosenkranz' solo show opens at Kunsthalle Basel

Karen Kilimnik & Kim Gordon exhibit at 303 Gallery

Anja Kirschner & David Panos present "Ultimate Substance" at Vienna's Secession

Breathtaking works by the royal silversmith to the Maharaos of Kutch for sale at Bonhams

Corporal Jones' "Dad's Army" van to headline Bonhams museum collection sale

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- New Rembrandt found after being bought at London auction

2.- Exhibition at Fotohof focuses on groups in society who are at risk of marginalisation

3.- John Brennan collection of Rock n Roll memorabilia offered at RR Auction

4.- A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

5.- Exhibition in San Francisco focuses on the latter half of René Magritte's career

6.- 'Mad' king Ludwig II of Bavaria lost gift to composer Richard Wagner gets rare show

7.- New Royal Academy of Arts opens in celebration of its 250th anniversary

8.- Researchers uncover Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes'in her diary

9.- New York art sales near $3 billion in two weeks as uber-rich hunt trophies

10.- Berlin's Ethnological Museum returns grave-plundered artefacts to Alaska

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful