Saturday, July 29, 2017
Edvard Munch in San Francisco
There are enough paintings in this exhibit to really get a good idea of the painter himself. He is deeply affected by both anxiety and death, and that leaps out of his work in every one of the multiple rooms throughout the exhibit.
A master by the age of 30, Edvard Munch (1863–1944) was among the most celebrated and controversial artists of his generation. But, as he confessed in 1939, his true breakthrough came very late in life. Featuring 44 landmark compositions about art, love, mortality, and the ravages of time, Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed uses the artist’s last significant self-portrait as a starting point to reassess a lifetime of painting. Together, these profoundly human and technically daring artworks reveal Munch as a tireless innovator and an artist as revolutionary in his maturity as he was in his breakthrough years. This is definitely worth a trip to San Francisco to see. Really spectacular.