Thursday, April 23, 2009

Munch for Lunch

Called a buddy to see if he wants to walk over to the Edvard Munch exhibit at the Art Institute during lunch. He said "Possibly" and booked it in his calendar. He was trying to figure out what to put in the subject for his appointment - I suggested "Munch for Lunch"


Blogger Miri said...

Did you get to it in the end?
what did you think?

April 26, 2009 9:42 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

I did wind up going to the exhibit and enjoyed it quite a bit.

I thought the way the Art Institute juxtaposed paintings by Munch with other painters who may have influence him was quite interesting.

Also, I thought that it was interesting that to a certain extent Munch built up a 'marketing' image of himself as an anxious and neurotic artist to sell more paintings...

April 26, 2009 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they have extra security measures in place to protect The Scream?

April 27, 2009 3:05 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

You know, they did not have the original painting, only a print.

April 27, 2009 3:55 PM  
Blogger Miri said...

He was a very clever businessman. did you get the audio guide? they said at one point that he started charging at the gallery showings bc he knew no one wuld actually buy his stuff, s this way he managed t make money on the shock value. how awesome is that?

April 28, 2009 7:27 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

I did not get the audio guide - had to go through exhibit double-time during lunch hour. Enjoyed it thoroughly, nonetheless.

April 28, 2009 7:32 AM  

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