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Edvard Munch exhibition at the Orsay Museum, 20th September 2022 – 22nd January 2023

The painter Edvard Munch, known for his iconic work The Scream is the subject of a new exhibition at the Orsay Museum, close to our hotels.

Organised in collaboration with the Munch Museum in Oslo, the exhibition covers the sixty years that the painter worked and reveals some masterpieces that you may not have seen before…

Like us, you might be hard pressed to name a Munch painting that is not The Scream. This new exhibition at the Orsay Museum is here to help!

You’ll soon see that Munch’s often dreamlike world is astonishing for a number of reasons. Active from the end of the 19th century, his revolutionary style strongly influence the early 20th century. His secret world touches on humanity and nature, death and rebirth, and even his interpretation of Nietzsche.

While his paintings are sometimes considered intellectual and cryptic, they are also often colourful and sweet.

Edvard Munch exhibition at the Orsay Museum, 20th September 2022 - 22nd January 2023
Photo CC BY 4.0 © Munch Museet

With over 100 works in the exhibition (paintings, but also engravings, drawings and even sculpted blocks), you’ll have a good overview of the artist’s career, his obsessions, his evolution and his constant reinvention.

Edvard Munch exhibition at the Orsay Museum, 20th September 2022 - 22nd January 2023
© Munch Museum

A lot of events are being organised around the exhibition (in French):

an inaugural conference le 23 septembre à midi,

En route for Norway, a storytime tale for kids on 22nd October at 3pm,

The infinite lives of Edvard Munch, a talk between two Munch experts, Ivo de Figueiredo and Patricia Gray Berman, on 10th November at 7pm (10€),

— concerts at lunchtime (Ragnhild Hemsing playing violon with Enrico Pace on piano on 29th November at 12.30pm) and in the evening (Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano with Nils Anders Mortensen on piano on 17th November at 8pm – 36€),

— a show by the national ballet of November on 22nd November at 8pm (14€),

— several conferences under the title Imaginaires norvégiens,

Dracula, with the national jazz orchestra on 17th December at 3pm (18€),

— a Curious evening called “Munch live” on 8th December from 6.30pm to 3.30am (wow!), with talks, workshops, and three concerts with Norwegian poet and model Okay Kaya accompanied by saxophonist Mette Henriette (whose music also graces the audioguide for the exhibition),

— a Munch Ball from 7pm-midnight on 23rd January, with two live stages featuring Norwegian electronic music artists, in the amazing setting of the museum’s restaurant…

A catalogue of the exhibition is also available (256 pages, 160 illustrations, 45€ here at amazon.fr.

Edvard Munch exhibition at the Orsay Museum, 20th September 2022 - 22nd January 2023

The exhibition Edvard Munch. Un poème de vie, d’amour et de mort (A Poem of Life, Love and Death) is at the Orsay Museum (here) from 20th September 2022 – 22nd January 2023

Open every day except Mondays from 9.30am-6pm (9.45pm Thursdays)

Admission: 16€ / 13€

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