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This Summer, Tate Modern presents Edvard Munch: A Modern Eye, a major exhibition running until 14 October.
Few artists have the impact of angst-ridden Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. The exhibition gathers together repeated selections of his most celebrated works, which he obsessively painted again and again.
The exhibition also includes self-portraits painted by the artist when suffering from eye disease. Fearful he was going blind, these terrifying and haunting images include the black floaters and colourful auras the artist was seeing out of his damaged right eye.
It also proposes a ground-breaking dialogue between the artist’s paintings and drawings made in the first half of the 20th century and his often overlooked interest in the rise of modern media, including photography, film and the re-birth of stage production.
Don’t miss Edvard Munch: A Modern Eye, on now at Tate Modern.
For tickets visit tate.org.uk, or call 020 7887 8888. The exhibition is open daily 10am-6pm, and until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
For more details visit www.tate.org.uk/munch
Image:Edvard Munch The Girls on the Bridge 1927 (detail) © The Munch Museum / The Munch - Ellingsen Group, BONO, Oslo / DACS, London 2012