Edvard Munch

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PARIS — According to Sigmund Freud, a key that opens a room in a dream is unmistakably phallic.

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The eruption of Krakatoa on August 26–27, 1883, completely collapsed its Indonesian island, blasting the stratosphere with volcanic dust and sulphur dioxide. It also influenced art.

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A new year means new entrants into the public domain for the January 1, 2015, Public Domain Day.

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An astrophysicist at Texas State University has pinpointed the exact day and time when Monet observed the sunset that became the subject of his painting “The Cliff, Étretat, Sunset.”

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Munch: More Than The Scream

by Ryan Wong on August 16, 2013

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OSLO — It’s everywhere in Oslo: greeting you at the airport and hanging in the train station, on billboards and in gift shops. It is perhaps the most famous art image of the twentieth century, and Norway is celebrating what would be the 150th birthday of its creator. Even when Edvard Munch (1863-1944) painted the first version of The Scream in 1893, it was a much-discussed and mysterious image; in 2013, everyone with access to a computer knows it.

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Munch and Warhol: An Unlikely Pair

by Allison Meier on August 6, 2013

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Edvard Munch, tortured and brooding; Andy Warhol, detached and impenetrably cool. The two artists might not have gotten along well as studio mates, but as for aficionados of artistic repetition, they have a definite kinship.

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If you live in the US, chances are you won’t to make it to Manet: Portraying Life, a retrospective exhibition of the 19th-century painter’s portraiture, on view at London’s Royal Academy for just another four days. But you might be able to make it to your local movie theater tonight, where a kind of film version of the exhibition is playing at 7:30 pm.

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Overheard at The Scream

by Hrag Vartanian on November 19, 2012

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Smartphone pics aren’t the only source of social media buzz circulating around Edvard Munch’s “The Scream, currently at MoMA. The chatter on Twitter is pretty funny, intriguing, and sometimes revealing, even if some of it is not directly related (but funny nonetheless).

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With one version of Munch’s renowned The Scream series on display at MoMA, New Yorkers and tourist are mimicking the bald figure’s extreme expression much the way tourists to Oslo have long been doing — though some aren’t very successful at it. Some people may think it’s tacky, I think it’s a scream.

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Sandy and the Scream

by Thomas Micchelli on November 3, 2012

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Six days before all hell broke loose, I rode the subway uptown to attend the press preview of Edvard Munch: The Scream at the Museum of Modern Art. As the preview drew to a close and the already crowded room swelled with paying customers, I asked Ann Temkin, the Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, why she thought Munch’s Symbolism is acceptable to contemporary taste while Ferdinand Hodler’s is not.

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