Bonn Immersed In the Colors of Norwegian Expressionism

The Kunstmuseum of Bonn welcomes twenty works of art from the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch

October 24th, 2016
Giulia G. Angelini, CD News
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On the 20th of October, the Kunstmuseum of Bonn, Germany, inaugurated the exhibition “The Uncanny Home”, interiors from Edvard Munch to Max Beckmann. The exhibition will last until the 29th of January 2016, for all art lovers, interested in Expressionism.

The exhibition Unheimlich, will host more than a hundred paintings, drawings, and prints from twenty-five artists with a common thematic and motivational aspect. Among the artists, there will be twenty art pieces by the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. The exhibition will follow a time lapse, which spans from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century, including a variety of art movements, from Nabis to Symbolism and from Expressionism to New Objectivity.

The German city of Bonn, also known for being a student city, provides the opportunity to be part of this cultural encounter with various artists with different backgrounds, such as: Edvard Munch, Édouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, Odilon Redon, Félix Vallotton, James Ensor, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Léon Spilliaert, Erich Heckel, Karl Hofer and Max Beckmann.

The Uncanny Home, focuses on the existential significance, where a place like home can be perceived as a space to find happiness and security. However the paintings of the artists deceive the image of a safe space where to go for protection against a world made of uncertainties.

The paintings of Edvard Munch, illustrate people with feelings of anxiety and fear, in “cavernous” and melancholic rooms. The Norwegian painter also uses strong colours to convey a sense of melancholy. The painting Jealousy by Edvard Munch will be illustrated among the paintings of the “The Uncanny Home”, showing a man betrayed by his women in his own home.

For all interested in the art of E. Munch, this will be the perfect opportunity to visit some of his pieces of art that are being shown in the Kunstmuseum Bonn from the 20th of October.


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