From 06 October 2015 to 17 January 2016
The exhibition Edvard Munch, organised in collaboration with the Munch Museet in Oslo, will present in Madrid the first extensive group of works by the artist since the retrospective held there in 1984. On this occasion it will include around 70 works - oil paintings, drawings and prints - with the aim of analysing the creative powers of this great master of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and his fascinating approach to the subject of modern man. Recent publications and exhibitions, particularly Munch 150, organised in 2013 by the Munch Museet and the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo to mark the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth, succeeded in discarding many of the stereotypical notions that had become associated with Munch, presenting him as a creative figure who contributed to changing the course of art history. The exhibition scheduled for 2015, curated by Jon-Ove Steihaug, Senior Curator at the Munch Museet, and Paloma Alarcó, Chief Curator of Modern Painting at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, aims to pursue this line, presenting Munch as one of the fathers of the modern movement. The exhibition, which opens with Dusk (1888), an early work from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, will examine Munch’s long and prolific career and will offer an analysis of the artistic strategies that he deployed in order to orientate the pictorial space towards a psychic dimension.