Tuesday 22 September 2015
Edvard Munch finally meets Vincent Van Gogh
In 1890 Vincent van Gogh fatally shot himself in the French countryside. Three years later the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch was walking near Oslo’s fjord at sunset. As the sun went down, he remembered years later, he was seized by a dreadful vision: “The air became like blood- with piercing strands of fire... I felt a great scream- and I actually heard a great scream”.
The famous “Scream” of Munch will travel to Amsterdam to meet “The bridge of Trinquetaille” of Van Gogh. This is one of the most important exibitions of Van Gogh Museum which opens it's doors on Friday, 25th September 2015, and will be a journey to the birth of expressionism.
They never met, and Van Gogh never knew Munch existed- although Munch, who lived until 1944, certainly got to know eventually about Van Gogh. Yet both artists intuited something similar. They felt the world crying out to express itself in colours.