Bonn Immersed in the Colours of Norwegian Expressionism

The Kunstmuseum of Bonn welcomes twenty artworks by the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch

November 14th, 2016
Giulia G. Angelini, CD News

On 20th October, the Kunstmuseum in Bonn, Germany, inaugurates the exhibition ‘The Uncanny Home’, showing interiors from Edvard Munch to Max Beckmann. The exhibition will last until 29th January 2016 for all art lovers interested in Expressionism.

The exhibition Unheimlich will host more than a hundred paintings, drawings and prints by 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 timeline stretching from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century and passing through various art movements, from Nabis to Symbolism and from Expressionism to New Objectivity.

The German city of Bonn, also known for being a student city, is providing the opportunity to be part of this cultural encounter with various artists from 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 of the perception of a place like home as a space to find happiness and security. However, the paintings of the artists break the image of a safe space where one can 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 melancholia. 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 Edvard Munch, this will be the perfect opportunity to visit some of his pieces which will be shown in the Kunstmuseum Bonn from 20th October.


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