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What: Edvard Munch Exhibition – Love, Death and Loneliness
Where: Albertina, Vienna, Austria
I am an art lover and an avowed hater of the cold. So what shall one do whilst the current onset of winter in Vienna, when even the thoughts of cold lead to goose pimples?
I recommend visiting the Albertina, which accommodates one of the most significant graphical art collections in the world.
Here you can see the Edvard Munch-exhibition ‘Liebe, Tod und Einsamkeit’ (Love, Death and Loneliness) which takes place until the 24th of January. And this is definitely worth seeing, because more than 100 important works of the Norwegian artist and big protagonist of the Modern Art can be admired, including The Scream, Madonna, The Kiss and Melancholia. All exhibits of the show come from the worldwide biggest private collection of Edvard Munch’s master-prints.
I think it was interesting to see the insights into Munch’s experimental, graphical approaches and the idea behind it, to increase edition and income, like the motto art = commerce. Munch’s life and work has been accompanied by many existential crises and breakdowns and simultaneously also by certain pragmatism: it is said that he actually used his prints as lid due to his chaotic and messy atelier. Anecdotes like this ensure that the partially morbid atmosphere didn’t ruin my mind. Conclusion: ‘Love, Death and Loneliness’ is a must for all art-enthusiasts. By the way it’s also worth going on a sunny day, as one will have all the rooms and art works nearly for oneself alone. BvH
1010 Wien, Austria
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