Thursday, September 7, 2017

Edvard Munch: Color in Context at National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

APOLLO MAGAZINE
Madonna (1895, printed 1913/14), Edvard Munch. Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington
WASHINGTON, DC---In the late 19th century, advances in physics, electromagnetic radiation theory, and optics provoked new thought about the physical and spiritual worlds. Aspects of that thought are revealed in this exhibition of 21 prints that consider the meaning of color in light of spiritualist principles. Informed by popular manuals that explained the science of color and by theosophical writings on its visual and physical power, Edvard Munch created works that are not just strikingly personal but also are charged with specific associations. [More]

National Gallery of Art: "Edvard Munch: Color in Context" (Through January 28, 2018); National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and 9th Street on Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, D.C.; (202) 737-4215; nga.gov
Old Man Praying (1902), Edvard Munch. Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington