From the Gemaldegallerie in Berlin earlier this year
I was in Oslo last week and saw posters for a Munch exhibition in the city. I had a free afternoon and it was a nice sunny day. The exhibit itself was very small, just a handful of paintings but i thought that was perfect – i feel it’s nice to have small concentrated doses of art and spend more time per painting. I liked what I saw. The works on display, such as death in the sickroom or the dance of life were pretty self explanatory, you didn’t even need to see the title. I liked the colours, the vivid lines. His style was also different in another painting – the sick child. I knew nothing of Munch (except for the Scream perhaps, which was also on display) or expressionism before this but now I’m quite tempted to discover more.
Later during the day I walked about the city, near the palace and in the park just taking in the sun and wandering about on my own, grateful for a free afternoon in the middle of a working week.
All photos from wiki.
Can’t ignore The Scream or Madonna..
(there was an exhibition on the more usually depiction of Jesus’s mother from the Renaissance era in another wing of the gallery)