After a successful Edvard Munch retrospective, the Pompidou Centre turns to Henri Matisse for an introspective exhibition on Fauvism (Matisse, paires et séries), It opened 7th March 2012.
But before that we had the great pleasure to attend the
L’OEIL MODERNE 1900-1944
By Henning Høholt, text and photos from the exhibition.
PARIS: It was a great pleasure to enjoy how deeply the curator has gone in to the job, and formed an exhibition, showing even us “Old Munch connoisseurs” (As i thought that i am). Sides of Edvard Munch´s artistic side, that I haven´t seen earlier. And also presenting works, that I didnt know exists. It was presented at Centre Pompidou, Paris September 21 2011 – January 23 2012. Still that this exhibition is finished in Paris. We are presenting text and photos from the event. As it might be of comon interest to many readers to enjoy how these curators was presenting the works and ideas of Edvard Munch.
The Centre Pompidou presents “Edvard Munch, l’oeil moderne” [Edvard Munch, the modern eye], a collection never-seen-before in France of around eighty paintings, thirty artworks done on paper, fifty photographs and a film.
Showing the work of the famous Norwegian painter (1853-1944) in a different light, this exhibition shows how much the artist’s curiosity for all of the forms of representation of his era fuelled his inspiration and his work. His experience of photography, cinema, his readings of the illustrated press and even his work for the theatre profoundly influenced his work, the brilliant modernity of which the exhibition reveals.´
This exhibiton has been a large succes for the exhibition place and for Norway, and is one of the good ways of presenting Norway abroad.