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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: Munch at NGA, D.C.

Edvard Munch, courtesy of The National Gallery

The National Gallery newest exhibition, ‘Edvard Munch: Master Prints,’ has just opened to much acclaim in Washington D.C. The exhibition, which will run through October 31st, features 60 of Munch’s most important prints in order to show “how his persistent experimentation and virtuosic handling of woodcut, lithography, and intaglio endowed different impressions of his primary motifs with new meanings.” Munch’s ... 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 »

News: A Pop Journey Through Art History

70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L’Ogre on Vimeo.   L’Ogre Productions did an amazing job of reconstructing famous works of art in their video for Franco-Americn band Hold Your Horses! Keep an eye out for the references to Vermeer’s Girl with a pearl earring, Munch’s The Scream and Van Gogh’s self-portrait. Read More »

News: Airspace Opens Over Europe

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As Eyjafjallajokull starts to weaken, airspace all over Europe has begun to open. Good news for stranded travelers, though the backlog means that many will still be stuck where they are for at least for a few more days. At a concert in London last night, Amanda Palmer sang a newly minted song about being separated from her fiance, the ... Read More »

Volcanoes + Art

  In case you missed the news for the past week, a volcano has been erupting in Iceland since the end of March and while it’s been a boon for their country’s tourism, it’s been a detriment to others. The clouds of volcanic ash and mist caused by melting glaciers are shutting down airports all over Northern Europe. The list ... Read More »

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