Munch Museum, Oslo

The Munch Museum in Oslo has the largest collection of Edvard Munch’s work in the world and when I visited their exhibition focused on the parallels between Munch’s work and that of Vincent van Gogh.

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Unsurprisingly the museum does not allow for photography, so the above is the only photo you’re getting this time. There was a queue to get in and the museum was very busy but the crowds never felt overwhelming. It helps that the paintings aren’t too crowded together and seem to have been selected well. The Scream is undoubtedly the most well known of Munch’s paintings (I had previously seen a version at a gallery in Vienna, long before I started this blog), and that was on display, but I enjoyed the chance to see more of his paintings that I was unfamiliar with.

The side by side comparisons with Van Gogh and Munch was certainly illuminating, highlighting in visual form the way they expressed themselves on canvas, even tackling similar subjects. I have to say though that this side by side comparison also confirmed just how much I prefer Van Gogh!

Definitely worth a visit, but be prepared to queue.

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