Edvard Munch at the Musée d'Orsay

Edvard Munch at the Musée d'Orsay

World famous for his painting entitled The Scream, the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch produced a body of work of an impressive richness and complexity. An extensive new retrospective pays tribute not only to the global reach and influence of Munch's creativity but also to his creative processes and inspirations. Book your tickets today so you can visit this exhibition during your stay at the Hôtel de la Motte-Picquet!


Between two worlds, between two eras

Born in 1863 and dying in 1944, Edvard Munch experienced two centuries, two eras, two tides of creative influence. Springing forth from the roots of 19th century artistic trends, Munch’s work fits into and reflects the symbolism of the dawn of the 20th century, the era on which he made a considerable impression. The exhibition also focuses on the importance that the artist placed on the notion of cycles. Life, death, rebirth, as well as Bergsonian and Nietzschean vitalist concepts inspired him to create, among other works, the Frieze of Life and a series of canvases that must be understood in their entirety. 


An exhibition of rare richness

Thanks to the participation of the Munch Museum in Oslo, the Musée d'Orsay is exhibiting no fewer than a hundred works, paintings, sketches, studies, and engravings produced by the Norwegian artist. Such a profusion not only allows us to perceive his creative process but also his influences and the evolution of his style. Thanks to a playful and educational museography, the thoughts and works of Munch are made more easily accessible to us.


Edvard Munch: A Poem of Life, Love and Death is at the Musée d'Orsay until January 22nd, 2023. The exhibition is proving to be very popular, so be sure to book your tickets well before your break at the Hôtel de la Motte-Picquet. That way you can ensure you get to see The Scream!


More informations about the exhibition Edvard Munch. A Poem of Live, Love and Death here

Photo: Thomas Launois

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