Norwegian father of ‘The Scream’ finally recognised at home

OSLO (June 2, 2013): Long neglected at home, Edvard Munch is finally to get his due as Norway honours one of its greatest artists with the most comprehensive retrospective ever to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.

“The Scream”, of course, is there. So too are other treasures, including “Madonna”, “Vampire” and “The Dance of Life.”

Open to the public from Sunday, the “Munch 150” exhibition offers an unprecedented look into his long artistic career, from his earliest works until his death in 1944.

“There have been many exhibitions on Munch in the past but for artistic or practical reasons, they generally focused on just one theme,” Audun Eckhoff, director of the National Gallery in Oslo, told AFP.

This time the exhibition is designed to show the evolution and scope of work of the great artist through 270 paintings and drawings.

The organisers are using two different venues.

The National Gallery deals with “how Munch

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