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Munch: 150 years on

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Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream is one of the most highly recognisable artworks in the world and this year all of Norway is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth in 1863 of the artist, one of the towering figures of modern art.

Munch 150, co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum (both in Oslo), is already being hailed a ‘once-in-a-lifetime show’. Global interest is huge – not least as a result of one of his four paintings of The Scream having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million.

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Many know Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.

Munch 150 is the second in the Exhibition: Great Art on Screen series after the recent Manet: Portraying Life, and allows art lovers around the world to discover the artist and the man behind The Scream at select cinemas around the world.

Munch 150 goes behind-the-scenes to show the process of putting the exhibition together – as well as touring Norway to provide an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. Norwegian and international guests will also offer their expert insight and knowledge to host Tim Marlow.

Munch 150, a superb show and a fantastic cinema event, screens at Palace Byron Bay Cinema at 1.30 pm on Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14.

 


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