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“The Scream” is an adrenaline rush, a shot of angst that goes straight to the heart. And although its existentialist spirit is not unique among Munch’s oeuvre, its delivery system—art as fast food—is rather unusual. This is why “Munch and Expressionism,” organized by the independent curators Jill Lloyd, a scholar of Expressionism, and Reinhold Heller, a Munch specialist, in partnership with the Munch Museum, Oslo, is so illuminating. [read the article]

 

5 May 2016,

Norwegian painter Edvard Munch may be best known for The Scream, but independent scholar and curator Jill Lloyd reveals how he influenced contemporary art. [read the article]

5 May 2016,

Munch was not only a beneficiary of Germany’s thriving art scene. As the Neue Galerie makevividly clear, his influence on German Expressionism was pivotal. [read the article]

18 March 2016,

A refreshing exhibition that gives us the two sides of Munch. We see both the anxious artist who was "fundamentally pessimistic" about the relationships between men and women, and also the painter of self-assured pictures.  [read the article]

11 March 2016,

Edvard Munch’s portrait of existential angst is the second most famous image in art history – but why? Alastair Sooke tells its story.  [read the article]

11 March 2016,

The Neue Galerie's superb new exhibition puts Munch in the context of the artists who followed him, and goes beyond the star power of a single piece to note his role in transforming avant-garde art at the turn of the 20th century.  [read the article]

11 March 2016,

"Munch and Expressionism,” an exciting new show at the Neue Galerie, settles his one textbook claim to historical consequence: he is the father of the most important modern movement in German art.  [read the article]

22 February 2016,

Edvard Munch remains best-known for his “Scream,” an image that can rival the Mona Lisa for mass popularity. But Munch was much more than a one-hit wonder. “Munch and Expressionism,” a fascinating show at the Neue Galerie, rounds up a first-rate selection of his paintings and woodblock prints, many of them from museums in his native Norway.  [read the article]

22 February 2016,

Heartbreaking, naughty, and unnerving, it’s a show for anyone who’s ever felt anything deeply and sought confirmation that others have felt it, too.  [read the article]

18 February 2016,

Visit Oslo in midwinter and high summer and you’ll know the atmospheric sources of Edvard Munch’s art: barely broken darkness, and sunlight you can’t escape. Both are evoked in “Munch and Expressionism” at the Neue Galerie, where paintings and prints by Munch and his younger German contemporaries glow and flare like lamps against midnight-blue walls.  [read the article]

18 February 2016,