In celebration of the 150th anniversary of symbolist painter Edvard Munch’s birth, this exhibition showcases 34 of the artist’s prints, mostly early works focusing on life, death and love — themes that he became particularly known for.
A Norwegian painter and printmaker, Munch’s works were often fraught with psychological themes based on 19th-century symbolism and German expressionism. Noteworthy works of this show include “The Sick Girl” (1894), “Madonna” (1895), “Harpye” (1899), “Alpha and Omega” (1908-09) and “Toward the Light” (1914).
Senior curator of prints and drawings at Munch Museum, Magne Bruteig, will also hold a lecture on Dec. 14 in both English and Japanese; Dec. 7-March 9.
The National Museum of Western Art; 7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo. Ueno Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥420. Closed Mon. 03-5777-8600; www.nmwa.go.jp/en
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