This month, New York’s Museum of Modern Art welcomed one of the world’s most recognized and celebrated works of art. Beginning October 24, Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s work The Scream will be on view for six months.
Between 1893 and 1910, Munch created four versions of the iconic Scream as part of his epic Frieze of Life – A Poem about Life, Love and Death. The series explored the emotions of man in the modern world, and the palpable anxiety of The Scream has resonated in popular imagination since. The version on display at the MoMA is a pastel-on-board version created in 1895. Of the four created, this privately-owned version is the only one not in Norway.
The Scream can be viewed in the MoMA’s Painting and Sculpture Galleries alongside the permanent Munch collection. The installation’s organizer Ann Temkin, who is the Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, explained in a press release; “The startling power of Munch’s original work endures almost despite the image’s present-day ubiquity. The visual subtlety and complexity of this composition can’t be summed up in a cliché.”
Don’t miss this opportunity to see for yourself one of the most important paintings of our time.
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