Edvard Munch Museum
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The Art of Oslo
Norway’s most famous artist, Edvard Munch, was raised and studied in Oslo at the end of the 19th century. It’s here that that the painter, most famous for his work The Scream, decided to move beyond the then fashionable style of Impressionism and embrace Expressionism. “No longer should interiors be painted, people reading and women knitting,” he wrote. “There would be living people, breathing and feeling, suffering and loving.” This summer, Munch, famous for his emotionally charged paintings that retain their compelling vibrancy a century after they were painted, will be seen side-by-side with another artist whose pictorial language is equally compelling: Vincent Van Gogh. Roughly 70 paintings and 30 works from both masters will be on display at the Munch Museum from May 7 to September 6, 2015. If your introduction to Munch makes you want to learn more about the life of this fascinating figure, the Munch trail is an easy bike ride from the city center. Stops include Engelaug østre (his birthplace) and By farm (the birthplace of his wife, Sophie). For more information, visit http://bit.ly/InnovationNorwayOslo
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