16 October 2009 - 18 January 2010. The uncanny as depicted in art has long fascinated both artist and art-lover. When Francisco de Goya etched 'The Sleep of Reason Brings Forth Monsters' (c.1799) he hit a nerve; one hundred years later Freud wrote 'The Interpretation of Dreams' and a 36 year old Norwegian artist called Edvard Munch painted 'The Scream'. Blessed and cursed by talent and trauma in equal measure, Munch's work is a disturbing fusion of these two dominating forces. Fear and danger leer in the window of Munch's insecure world; death and evil knock continuously at his door. This exhibition highlights the paranoia, the nightmares and the deeply dark side of the artistic imagination.
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Edvard Munch and the Uncanny
Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria. Tel. +43 (0) 1 52570-0 www.leopoldmuseum.org