The great Norwegian artist Edvard Munch created some of the most visually interesting and psychologically powerful images in the entire history of art. This exhibition, at The North Carolina Museum of Art, examines the major themes in Munch’s art as expressed in graphic media.
Best known in popular culture for his painting The Scream, Munch (1863-1944) explored the turbulent emotional landscapes of modern life and the anguished silence of the individual. The exhibition is a selection of The Museum of Modern Art's collection of Munch's graphic art.
After a century the prints have lost none of their raw emotional power. They provoke questions about life, death, love, loneliness, sex and what it means to be human. In addition Munch was a highly experimental printmaker, who frequently ignored the rules. The 26 works in the exhibition represent a variety of printmaking processes, including drypoint, etching, lithographs and woodcuts.
The exhibition will be at The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, from Sept. 23 to Feb. 10, 2013. Tickets are $5 for anyone 7 and up, and they go on sale Sept. 20.
For more information visit: http://ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/edvard_munch_symbolism_in_print/