Major Munch exhibition in Glasgow

 Date:12/06/2009 - 05/09/2009
 Type:Culture, munch
 Location:Scotland, Glasgow

The Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, part of the University of Glasgow, will show some of Edvard Munch's finest prints until 5 September 2009.

This major loan exhibition is a collaborative project between the Hunterian Gallery and the Munch Museum in Oslo, which will show works by Whistler in the autumn.

The exhibition will show a total of 40 of Edvard Munch's finest prints, and is the most substantial collection of Munch prints to be shown in the UK since 1973. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue and an exciting events programme.

Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is widely regarded as one of the most important artists of his time. Most people know him through his paintings, with "The Scream" being one of the most iconic images of any painter worldwide. However, his graphic work also holds a unique position, in terms of both quality and quantity. He made his first intaglio prints and lithographs in 1894, and continued experimenting with the different printing techniques until his death in 1944. Thus, his collection of prints span 50 years, clearly showing the development of himself as an artist and highlighting important themes in his art, as well as showcasing the various printing techniques used. His output covers a total of approximately 850 catalogue numbers divided between the three traditional graphic techniques of etching, lithography and woodcut as well as hundreds of hectographs.

The Munch exhibition will be on show in Glasgow until 5 September, and will then go to the National Gallery in Dublin. For more information, click here.

Admission free.
Hunterian Art Gallery
82 Hillhead Street
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ

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Edvard Munch, Woman's Head Against the Shore, 1899 (Munch Museum, Oslo)Photo: © Munch Museum/Munch - Ellingsen Group, BONO, Oslo/DACS, London 2009

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