Friday March 23rd 2007 10 am. Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival. ‘Munch for Breakfast’ Coffee, croissants and an hour’s talk on Munch. The newly-published paperback will be on sale.
Edvard Munch was twenty-eight when he embarked on his lifelong effort to paint his ‘soul’s diary’. His ambition was to create an image of enduring psychological truth constructed from the laboratory of his own eventful and tormented existece: ‘I try from self-scrutiny to dissect what is universal in the soul’. In these pictures Munch explored anarchism, symbolism, the Occult, decadence and the irrational depths of the psyche through the nascent discipline of psychologuy. Author of the first comprehensive biography of Edvard Munch in English, Sue Prideaux tells the story of Munch’s extraordinary life: the rejection of his art as the scribbles of a madman, his movement in the fin de siecle bohemian circles of Paris and Berlin, and the courage with which he stood up to the Nazis as a ‘degenerate’ artist in occupied Norway at the end of his life.
Friday 18th November 2007 at 6.30 pm. ‘Edvard Munch: Behind The Scream’ Slide lecture. Royal Academy of Arts, Picadilly, London. 6.30 pm. Tickets from the Royal Academy.
Wednesday 30th November 2007 at 7 pm. ‘Edvard Munch: ‘Behind The Scream’ The World Monuments Fund, The Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR – Tickets 0207 730 5344
The Royal Geographical Society is close to the Albert Hall.