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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 Munch’s 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 Munch’s place among the world’s leading avant-garde artists of the 20th century.

Edvard Munch, l’oeil 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 Munch’s 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 Munch’s 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.

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