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Come Face to Face With Munch and Goya in New Jersey

\Both Edvard Munch and Francisco Goya will just be some of the faces staring out from the walls of the Princeton University Art Museum the next few months as the space winds through its “The Artist as Image” exhibition. Featuring self-portraits by a diverse selection of famous names—Kiki Smith, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and Marc Chagall are all represented—the show marks a rare opportunity to see such works in one place. Naturally, Smith has made a name for herself re-imagining the definition of the self-portrait genre and even younger artists, such as Glenn Ligon and his “Self Portrait at 11 Years Old”, continue to test the boundaries self representation. But it’s Munch’s straight-on spooky portrait and Goya’s presentation of himself as a puffed up peacock that have us thinking a bout a trip to the Garden State.

To tour Europe through the eyes of Goya, Munch, and three other legends of painting, pre-order a copy of “Art + Travel Europe: Step into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”
“The Artist as Image”
February 20 – May 16, 2010
Princeton University Art Museum
McCormick Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.
(609) 258-3788
Above (left to right(): “Self Portrait With Skeleton Art”, Edvard Munch, 1895, ©2010 The Munch Museum/The Munch-Ellingsen Group/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY, “Self-Portrait (frontpiece to ‘Caprichos’)”, Francisco Goya, 1799, courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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