Edvard Munch: A sneak-peek tweet guide
Join WRAL producer Stephanie Beck as she tweets about her preview of the new Edvard Munch exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art.Posted — Updated
Tweet Guide to Edvard Munch
The museum is inviting visitors to use the hashtag #MunchPrints, which will be active until the exhibit closes in February. Follow Stephanie Beck on Twitter at @sbeckwral.
The #MunchPrints exhibition is the result of negotiations with MoMA.
"There is a lot of sex and death" in this exhibit... "very dark," "can't end on a positive note." – curator John Coffey to media tour group. #MunchPrints
Edvard Munch was constantly recycling images that had roots in childhood in Norway, made them accessible to all. #MunchPrints
"German Expressionism as we know it would not be possible without Edvard Munch" John Coffey #MunchPrints
Uses a friend's obsession with a woman to explore his own fear of madness and insanity in Jealousy II. #MunchPrints
Physical love & its animal-like nature, confused Munch. This was era of Freud, as society tried to wrap minds around sex, human urges. #MunchPrints
Worth noting – in addition to Freud (sex) this is era of Bram Stoker (vampire) and Queen Victoria (social, sexual restraint). #MunchPrints
"The Kiss" looks so romantic but to Munch it was pure annihilation of self, subsumed in the embrace of woman. #MunchPrints
Many uses of the same woodblock, slightly altered in printing, completely alters message. #MunchPrints
Some of the works may not be as unsettling now as they would have in the late 1890s.#MunchPrints
Kinda like Kevin Smith said on NPR about "Bad News Bears" ... It's the first of a genre and that makes it more real. #MunchPrints
Munch explored eroticism as a death even at the moment of highest pleasure to remind us of our animal form and instincts. #MunchPrints
I’d send a pic of “Madonna” to illustrate that, but you should really see it for yourself. #MunchPrints
“Pretty has nothing on this” – John Coffey on the emotion depth of #MunchPrints and how one artist from Norway inspired so many.
All Coffey asked of exhibit designers ... Could they make things anxious and edgy? Let us know if they succeeded. #MunchPrints
A huge thank you to @ncartmuseum @nataliewbr and @caw_ for putting the media tour of #MunchPrints together! Exhibit opens Sunday.
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