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Great Art

  • Episode: 

    3 of 5

  • Title: 

    Edvard Munch
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 16 May 2019
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    10.45pm - 11.45pm
  • Week: 

    Week 20 2019 : Sat 11 May - Fri 17 May
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 3: Edvard Munch
 
In 2013, all of Norway celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch, one of the towering figures of modern art. This was hailed a “once-in-a-lifetime show”.
 
Global interest was huge – not least as a result of one of his four The Scream paintings having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many only know Munch as the man who painted The Scream but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists in history.
 
Munch 150 was co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo. With 220 paintings on show, it brought together the greatest number of Munch’s key works in one place.  This film goes behind-the-scenes to show the process of putting the exhibition together as well as providing an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War.