Munch in Paris
On Sunday Her Majesty The Queen attended the preview to the exhibition "Edvard Munch, l'oeil moderne" at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The exhibition, which opens tomorrow, presents a wide range of forms of expression used by Edvard Munch in his work.
Edvard Munch arrived in Paris in 1885 and it was there that he developed his graphic expression, in particular as a student of the French painter Léon Bonnat. The current exhibition combines drawings, graphic art, sculpture and film in a unique presentation of Munchs art – and his modern outlook.
At a reception at the Norwegian Club in Paris held prior to the preview, Queen Sonja commented on how the exhibition highlights Munchs place among the worlds leading avant-garde artists of the 20th century.
Edvard Munch, loeil moderne (the modern eye)
The exhibition presents a collection of works that has never been shown before in France. Some 80 paintings, as well as drawings and graphic artworks, 50 photographs and a film show how Munchs interest in a wide variety of forms of expression fuelled his inspiration and his work. Innovations of his time – the development of photography and film, the illustrated press, and even Munchs work for the theatre – all fed into and influenced his work.
The exhibition will be on display at the Centre Pompidou from 21 September 2011 to 9 January 2012.
Congratulations are presented today from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia.
World Heritage at Vega
In 2004, UNESCO inscribed the Vega Archipelago on the World Heritage List. Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was in attendance to open the new Vega Archipelago World Heritage Centre – Norway’s first authorised centre of its kind.