Moscow, Tretyakov Gallery
April 17, 2019 - July 14, 2019
It was the first time the Tretyakov Gallery hosted a large-scale exhibition of works by one of the founders of expressionism Edvard Munch. The exposition brought together more than 120 works by the artist: 64 paintings, 37 graphic works, photographs, memorial items and documents from the Munch Museum in Oslo. The centre of the exposition was the cycle of paintings The Frieze of Life, which the artist worked on for more than 30 years and which he called "a poem about life, love and death."
We tried to create an atmosphere that fully conveys the character of the harsh Scandinavian region, in which Munch was formed as an artist and where worked throughout his life. Dark gray trapezoidal stands, reminiscent of high rocky cliffs, so characteristic of the country of fjords, became the focal point of the design of the halls. The central works of the exposition were the cycle of paintings The Frieze of Life, which unites the master's iconic works such as The Scream, The Dance of Life, Vampire, The Kiss, Ashes, Metabolism. Life and death. For them, we designed a smoothly curved wooden backstage with its material referring to the traditional architecture of Norway, and with its plasticity - to the lines most characteristic of Munch’s style.
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