There are a few works of art which have entered the popular imagination and are known far beyond the world of art-lovers: The Mona Lisa for certain, Guernica perhaps, and, almost certainly, Edvard Munch’s The Scream.
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is currently hosting an exhibition of the work of the great Norwegian artist, Edvard Munch, in Modern 2. It includes sixty lithographs and woodcuts, primarily from what are seen as Munch’s golden years, 1895-1902. Many are from the collection of Pål George Gunderson.
The inclusion of up to four versions of the same print presents the viewer with a panoramic view of the artist. In some cases, as in Jealousy and in The Vampire, different versions of the print are shown. In many the same print is reproduced but with different applications of colour…..
This article appears in full in Lothian Life where it was first published on 4 June 2012: http://www.lothianlife.co.uk/2012/05/munch-at-the-scottish-national-gallery/