28 June – 14 October. With "The Modern Eye", the Tate Modern aims to dispel any misconceptions associated with the paintings of Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863–1944) whose work organisers suggest is often misunderstood.
Generally seen as a 19th-century Symbolist painter, this exhibition highlights how he embraced new technology and how his work was influenced by emerging trends in cinema, photography and modern lighting of theatre stages.
It also examines the way in which he responded to incidents as reported by the media and how he repeatedly re-worked images, producing variations of the same theme.
On show in London are 60 of the artist’s paintings from the 20th century, many from the Munch Museum in Oslo, as well as a rare display of his work in film and photography.
Sun-Thurs. 10.00-18.00. Fri-Sat. 10.00-22.00
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Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye
Tate Modern, Bankside, tel. +44(0)2078878888.