The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, July 2, 2016


Kunsthaus Zürich presents a major exhibition devoted to Norwegian artist Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch, Tingletangle, 1895. Lithograph on wove paper, hand-coloured, 460 x 640 mm. Private collectionİ The Munch Museum/The Munch-Ellingsen Group/2013, ProLitteris, Zurich.
ZURICH.- From 4 October 2013 to 12 January 2014, Kunsthaus Zürich is showing some 150 masterpieces by the Norwegian Expressionist Edvard Munch. The large-format works on paper, half of them in colour, comprise all of his most celebrated motifs: ‘The Scream,’ ‘Angst’ and ‘Melancholy,’ as well as ‘Vampire,’ ‘Madonna,’ ‘Girls on the Bridge’ and self-portraits. It is the first time this private collection, ranging from Munch’s first drypoint to his final lithograph, has been shown in public in its entirety.

The Kunsthaus Zürich, which holds the largest collection of paintings by Edvard Munch outside Norway, was the venue in 1922 for the largest ever exhibition of graphic works by the world-famous artist – 400 in total. To mark the 150th anniversary of Munch’s birth, the graphic highlights of his oeuvre have now gone on exclusive display in Zurich.

THE LONGING AND INSECURITY OF MODERN HUMANITY
Love, pain and death, passion, loneliness and sorrow: the entire oeuvre of Edvard Munch (1863–1944) revolves around the fundamental experiences of human existence and the lives of modern people. Munch is one of the precursors of the Expressionist currents that began to shape European painting at the start of the 20th century. The formal boldness of his imagery and the radicalism of his themes inspire artists to this day.

SYMBOLIST AND EXPRESSIONIST
Munch’s graphic works are central to his oeuvre – from the early etchings through to the final lithograph executed just before his death. His masterpieces in printed form include many elaborations of his world-famous subjects, such as ‘The Scream,’ ‘Madonna,’ ‘Melancholy,’ and ‘The Sin.’ There are large-format colour lithographs, etchings and woodcuts, including hand-coloured plates and experiments in printing, that are striking in both the richness and subtlety of their colour palette and their rigorous reduction. In his graphic works Munch often condenses the expressive power of his central symbolist allegories in a way that is more compelling than his paintings. Many of them will be on display for the first time, and only for a limited period.

PAINTINGS: LANDSCAPES, PORTRAITS
The presentation in the large exhibition gallery also features the paintings by Munch from the Kunsthaus collection – full-length portraits, harbour scenes and landscapes acquired by the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft from the 1920s onwards, some of them direct from the artist, others loaned or donated to the Kunsthaus at a later date. The motifs include members of Hanseatic merchant families, landscapes near Chemnitz and Lübeck harbour. His 1921 work ‘Apple Tree’ is based on a composition that harks back to the theme of Adam and Eve.





Today's News

October 7, 2013

Kunsthaus Zürich presents a major exhibition devoted to Norwegian artist Edvard Munch

"We love Mandela", London exhibition at the South African Embassy pays hommage to icon

"Larry Zox: The Early Work" opens at Stephen Haller Gallery in New York City

Exhibition of recent works by the eminent photorealist painter, Davis Cone opens at Forum Gallery

De Pont presents a large-scale exhibition with works by Philip-Lorca diCorcia

As Myanmar emerges from decades of military rule, ancient temple city faces modern danger

Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli's first exhibition in the Middle East opens in Doha

National Museum of Women in the Arts exhibits works by American artist and advocate

British dealers invade New York with a trove of paintings, rare maps and jewlery

Rare book room designed by Beyer Blinder Belle opens at Center for Jewish History

Sotheby's Autumn Sales 2013 Contemporary Literati: Early Ink Masters achieved a total of US$3.26M

Sterling Associates sets Oct. 23 date to auction estate of beloved New Jersey political figure John B. McDonald

Discovery of double-sided Laubser painting delights at Strauss's Spring Auction

In the Shadow of Tyranny: Wien Museum Karlsplatz exhibits works by Edith Tudor-Hart

New book offers survey of the contemporary jewellery that is being designed across the world today

Cuadro Gallery in Dubai opens "Out of Body," a solo show by artist Aidan Salakhova

"Madge Gill: Medium & Visionary" opens at Orleans House Gallery

Park Hyung Jin's second solo exhibition with Bernarducci Meisel Gallery opens in New York

Wildlife sculptures bring London to life

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Newly discovered Van Gogh sketchbook to be published

2.- Portraits of the Duchess of Cambridge from British Vogue centenary issue acquired by National Portrait Gallery

3.- Foam presents spectacular exhibition of work by Helmut Newton

4.- After 30 years "hidden in plain sight," still life painting is identified as a Gauguin; artwork is highlight of sale

5.- Smithsonian releases Learning Lab for everyone to use museum resources

6.- Angst and deep pockets show state of art market in 47th edition of Art Basel

7.- Christo exhibition falls victim to own success

8.- Sotheby's London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale totals $151.9 million

9.- The National Gallery explores great paintings from a unique perspective

10.- Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum explores Caravaggio and the painters of the north



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, .

 

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

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemariasound.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

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