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Charles Hill, Heroic Undercover Art Detective, Dead At 73

“Hill’s willingness to take major risks in order to find some of the world’s greatest stolen artworks” — most famously, Vermeer’s Lady Writing a Letter With Her Maid (in 1993) and Munch’s The Scream (in 1996) — “made him one of the most celebrated art detectives in the world.” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Munch, Hill, Vermeer, Charles Hill, 02.22.21

"Can only have been painted by a madman."

Words by Edvard Munch in tiny letters in the most famous version of "The Scream," The Art Newspaper reports. Can we be sure that the artist wrote these words? Mai Britt Guleng, the curator of Old Masters and modern paintings at the National Museum of Norway, says yes. First, the handwriting matches up to other samples of Munch's handwriting. Second, the writing is tiny: “Had this been an act of vandalism by another person, the size of the letters would probably have been larger and the whole tex...
Tags: Art, Writing, Law, Munch, Edvard Munch, Reuters, Don, Kiki, Ann Althouse, Insanity, Mai Britt Guleng, Guleng, The Scream, Destruction Of Art, National Museum of Norway

'Painted by a madman': The Scream graffiti reveals Munch's state of mind

Inscription on painting that has been subject of debate has been reattributed to the artist himselfIt is an image that has intrigued the art world for more than a century and become synonymous with existential angst, and recently inspired its own emoji, but now some graffiti has added a new layer to the story of Edvard Munch’s most iconic painting, The Scream.A tiny pencil inscription in the top left corner of one of the four versions of the painting, which reads, “Can only have been painted by ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, World news, Mental Health, Culture, Art and design, Norway, Munch, Edvard Munch, National Museum of Norway

Tracey Emin on her cancer: 'I will find love. I will have exhibitions. I will enjoy life'

As she recovers from a brutal summer of cancer treatment, Tracey Emin takes us round her new show – and imagines spending the next 30 years painting in her pyjamas to the sound of birdsong‘I am so lucky,” says Tracey Emin as we stand in the grand galleries of the Royal Academy. I can tell, from her brown eyes, that she’s smiling beneath her face mask. As we roam rooms painted moody blue for her new exhibition, in which her paintings, bronzes and neons are juxtaposed with the oils and watercolour...
Tags: Health, Art, England, London, Smoking, Cancer, Society, Culture, Art and design, Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibitions, Michigan, Biden, Munch, Edvard Munch, Tracey Emin

What Can We Learn From the Art of Pandemics Past?

From the playground game ring-around-the-rosy to the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, the scars of illnesses throughout history are still visible today.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Virginia, Edgar Allan Poe, Epidemics, Plague, Munch, Poe, Susan, Albert, Daniel, Ma, Jenny, Egon, Defoe

Edward Munch’s ‘The Scream’ Is Fading. Scientists Are Figuring Out Why

“Since 2012, scientists based in New York and experts at the Munch Museum in Oslo have been working on this canvas — which was stolen in 2004 and recovered two years later — to tell a story of color. But the research also provides insight into Munch and how he worked, laying out a map for conservators to prevent further change, and helping viewers and art historians understand how one of the world’s most widely recognized paintings might have originally looked.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, Oslo, Munch, Visual, Edward Munch, Munch Museum, 02.07.20

‘The Scream’ Is Fading. New Research Reveals Why.

The art world is increasingly turning to scientific analysis of pigments to find out how time has changed some famous paintings.
Tags: Art, News, Color, Research, Museums, Mass, Van Gogh, Munch, Vincent, Munch Museum, Laboratories and Scientific Equipment, Oslo (Norway, Jennifer L, Edvard, Scientific Analysis of Fine Art, The Scream

The Life & Work of Edvard Munch, Explored by Patti Smith and Charlotte Gainsbourg

Look beyond the highly distressed genderless figure in the foreground of The Scream, one of the most famous painting in existence, and you'll find plenty of women. While its painter Edvard Munch was a man, as his name might suggest, the rest of his body of work featured not a few female bodies: 1895's Woman in Three Stages, 1896's Young Woman on the Beach, and in 1907's The Sick Child, a highly personal work by an artist whose mother and sister both died of tuberculosis. Or take 1895's M...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Pink Floyd, Madonna, Norway, Patti Smith, Smith, Seoul, Munch, Edvard Munch, Facebook Twitter, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gainsbourg, Colin Marshall, Munch Museum

British Museum Plans Ambitious Munch Prints Show

The British Museum is planning a major retrospective of the print works of Edvard Munch, Art Newspaper reports, making it the UK’s largest exhibition of Munch prints for nearly 50 years. The show will be held in collaboration with the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, UK, News, British Museum, Munch, Art News, Minipost, Oslo Norway, Munch Museum, British Museum Plans Ambitious Munch Prints Show, Edvard Munch Art Newspaper

Pokémon Issues Trading Cards Based On Munch’s ‘The Scream’

“Featured in the lineup are Eevee, Mimikyu, Rowlett, Psyduck (my personal favorite here) and Pikachu. Grabbing all of them requires making separate purchases, including buying an expansion pack from the Pokémon Center. (How to get a Pikachu card remains a mystery for now, though.)” The line of cards is being launched on the same day that a major Munch restrospective opens at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
Tags: Art, Tokyo, Munch, Visual, 10.15.18, Eevee Mimikyu Rowlett Psyduck

Explore 7,600 Works of Art by Edvard Munch: They’re Now Digitized and Free Online

If there were ever an exhibition of artistic “one-hit-wonders,” surely Edvard Munch’s The Scream would occupy a central place, maybe hung adjacent to Grant Wood’s American Gothic. The ratio of those who know this single painting to those who know the artist's other works must be exponentially high, which is something of a shame. That’s not to say The Scream does not deserve its exalted place in popular culture—like Wood's stone-faced Midwest farmers, the wavy figure, clutching its screaming sku...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Pink Floyd, Norway, Archives, Oslo, Munch, Grimm, Edvard Munch, Poe, Midwest, Sophie, Laura, Grant Wood, Facebook Twitter

Controversial artist seeks to build a UFO-like house near Edvard Munchs studio

For the last years of his life, world-renowned artist Edvard Munch lived in a remote cabin in a forest outside of Oslo, where the solitude helped him produce hundreds of paintings and drawings. Since his death in 1944, the area was converted into an active artist colony and his estate, Ekely, has become a pilgrimage site for artists from around the world. However one particular artist is sparking controversy with plans to build an outlandish modern building – dubbed “A House to Die In” – on a n...
Tags: Art, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Museums, House, New York Times, Norway, ICA, City Council, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Helsinki, Oslo, Munch, Edvard Munch

Bjarne Melgaard Causing Uproar Over Home Design in Norway

Artist Bjarne Melgaard is causing controversy in Norway over his chosen location for a new home designed by architectural firm Snohetta, which will impede on views from the home of painter Edvard Munch. “I believe this talk about the legacy of Munch is ridiculous,” Melgaard said. Read more at NYT  
Tags: Art, News, Norway, Munch, Art News, Minipost, Edvard Munch, Snohetta, Melgaard, Bjarne Melgaard

Art Review: Naked and Aflame or Considering Death, Munch Rarely Screamed

His best-known painting was an outlier among his works, which more often exuded melancholy and resignation, like the ones now at the Met Breuer and Scandinavia House.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Museums, Munch, Breuer, Scandinavia House, Met Breuer, Edvard

Munch’s “Girls on the Bridge” to Show in New Potsdam Private Museum

Edvard Munch’s Girls on the Bridge, which sold for for $54 million this past year at Sotheby’s, will be the central work at a new private museum in Potsdam, Germany.  Software billionaire Hasso Plattner, who is funding the museum, is also the rumored buyer of the work.  “No one has ever painted water, or captured moisture […]
Tags: Art, News, Munch, Art News, Minipost, Edvard Munch, Hasso Plattner, Sotheby, Potsdam Germany, Edward Munch

Munch’s ‘Girls On The Bridge’ Sells For $54.5 Million

It’s the second-highest price ever paid for a Munch (after you-know-what). Yet it was the only bid on the painting, and that was by a party that guaranteed the sale. In fact, the entire evening was disappointing sales-wise.
Tags: Art, Munch, Visual

The Art Market’s Reaction to Trump? Sales This Week Offer First Test

The sales of Impressionist, Modern and contemporary art that start Monday offer the first test of how the art market will react to a Trump presidency.
Tags: Art, News, Claude, Christie's, Sotheby's, Munch, Monet, Trump, Donald J

Researchers Identify Candle Wax Stain on Munch’s “The Scream”

Researchers in Antwerp have identified a strange white marking on the surface of Edvard Munch’s The Scream as candle wax, disproving previous reports that the mark was a bird dropping resulting from the artist’s frequent practice of painting outside.  “Munch employed a cardboard substrate to paint the Scream, a material that is particularly fragile and hygroscopic and […]
Tags: Art, News, Munch, Art News, Minipost, Edvard Munch, Antwerp

That Smudge On Munch’s ‘The Scream’ Is Not Bird Poop, Say Scientists

“Munch painted four versions of the artwork during the 1890s, but an 1893 iteration which resides in the Norwegian National Museum has long had a white smudge of unknown origin near the screaming subject’s shoulder. … After years of speculation, scientists from the University of Antwerp in Belgium have finally solved [the] mystery.”
Tags: Art, Belgium, Munch, Visual, University of Antwerp

Nikolai Astrup: the lost artist of Norway

He should be as famous as Edvard Munch, but the world seems to have forgotten him – until now. Astrup is getting his first major show outside Norway ... and his visions of the Scandinavian landscape are eerie and sublime Norway’s legendary modern artist who captured his country’s fantastically eerie landscapes is about to be celebrated. And no, it isn’t Edvard Munch.It’s Nikolai Astrup – a legend in his own land, but barely known outside of it. In fact, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, in London, is...
Tags: Art, London, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Norway, Munch, Edvard Munch, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Nikolai Astrup, Astrup

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