Knowledge Quarter staff and friends are welcome to join our private breakfast view of Edvard Munch: Love and Angst at the British Museum. Enjoy free out-of-hours access to the exhibition in the company of lovely, like-minded individuals living and working in the KQ.
You may know ‘The Scream’ but do you know who painted it? Meet Edvard Munch, Norway’s answer to Vincent van Gogh, as the British Museum showcases the largest exhibition of his prints in the UK for 45 years (including ‘The Scream’ lithograph).
“We do not want pretty pictures to be hung on drawing-room walls. We want … an art that arrests and engages. An art of one’s innermost heart.” – Edvard Munch
‘The Scream’ is a deeply personal response to Munch’s upbringing and experiences as a young artist – he rejected his strict Lutheran upbringing to pursue an unconventional lifestyle. He travelled across Europe, drawing artistic inspiration from the bohemian circles he encountered and his passionate love affairs. Munch’s work articulated his experiences of life in a rapidly changing Europe, that was to be shattered by the first global industrialised conflict.
In this collaborative exhibition with the Munch Museum in Oslo, discover how he mastered the art of printmaking and explore his remarkable body of work. Munch’s innovative techniques, bold use of colour and dark subject matter resonated with shifting attitudes – and mark him out as one of the first truly ‘modern’ artists.
ABOUT KQ PRIVATE VIEWS
Staff and friends of the Knowledge Quarter and its 98 partner organisations get free, out-of-hours access to some of the best exhibitions in London.
Our series of exclusive Private Views has opened the doors (before they open to the public) of the British Museum, The Francis Crick Institute and the Wellcome Collection. More intimate venues such as the House of Illustration and the London Metropolitan Archives have proven equally as popular. These exhibition events, often accompanied by tours, provide an opportunity for the wealth of collection treasures in the Knowledge Quarter to be to be shared and celebrated.
Join us for morning coffee (and a croissant or two), and make new friends with staff working in the Knowledge Quarter as you ponder manuscripts, genomes, butterflies, portraits, illustrations, busts, nudes and much, much more.
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