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Armchair Traveler: Munch and Oslo

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Edvard Munch’s iconic Scream changed the course of art history, and has become one of the most reproduced works of art in the world. It’s become one of the most expensive, too, selling for nearly $120 million in May.   The artist was born 149 years ago this week in Ådalsbruk, Norway. Soon after, his family moved to the capital ... Read More »

News: Øya Festival Confirms Line-up

Øya Festival

Oslo’s Øya Festival, the greenest festival in Europe, has just announced the final additions to their line-up for this year and they are big, Yeasayer, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, The Black Angels, Die Antwoord, Broken Bells, Flaming Lips, The Specials and Field Music. They join the previously announced line-up: M.I.A (UK) Pavement (US) Iggy & The Stooges (US) Paul Weller ... Read More »

News: This Summer at the Munch Museum

Midsummer, 1915 - courtesy of The Munch Museum

This summer The Munch Museum in Oslo will be presenting Highlights from the Permanent Collection. On view will of course be the famous The Scream along with Munch’s Madonna and several works not normally found on the museum’s walls. The young artist is represented by a handful of works from the 1880s. In a separate hall are shown several of ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Åsgårdstrand, Norway

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 60 miles outside of Oslo lies the idyllic seaside town of Åsgårdstrand. Known for it’s peaceful harbor and quaint shops, Åsgårdstrand has been a popular vacation spot for both casual travelers and prominent figures such as the Dutch royal family. In the 1880s, the town became known as an artist center and painters such as Christian Krogh, Hans Heyerdahl and ... Read More »

Munch in Pop Culture

The Scream

Since we’re on the topic of Munch today, we thought we’d take a look at how this enigmatic and deeply depressive artist’s most famous work has become one of the most influential and most recognizable in pop-culture. It’s an image that writers and filmmakers can’t seem to shake and we know, you know exactly which one we’re talking about…   ... Read More »

A Rare Chance to Buy a Munch

Edvard Munch Fertility

Here at Museyon we love museums, but when it comes to getting up close and personal with great art, nothing beats the auction house. Almost once a season (the big auctions happen in November and May) a rare gem turns up, bringing a bit of adrenaline to the auction house. This time it’s Christie’s and Fertility, one of the last ... Read More »

Munch in 3D: Cardboard Copy of “The Scream” Adds Depth to Existential Agnst

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  Seeing as the series of works known collective as “The Scream” is one of the world’s most iconic images, humanity can be forgiven for trouping and transforming the famously blood-curdling Edvard Munch masterpiece into dolls, goofy Simpsons posters, and even more cultural flotsam that the ever-troubled, often-bilious Scandinavian artist would have almost certainly hated with a vengeance. But it’s ... Read More »

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