Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye

This exhibition aims to present Norwegian painter Edvard Munch 'emphatically' as a 20th-century artist.

Edvard Munch, The Girls on the Bridge, 1901 © The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo/DACS 2011

Edvard Munch, The Girls on the Bridge, 1901

The painter of The Scream is often associated with 19th-century movements such as Symbolism and Impressionism, but this exhibition will focus on the 20th-century works and their debt to contemporary developments in photography, film and stage productions.

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Munch's large body of self portraits is represented, with photographic pieces and his final self portrayal, Between the Clock and the Bed, in which he shows himself old and frail. There will also be works that reference the advancing technological developments in cinema and photography, such as On the Operating Table, in which the protagonists loom cinematically from the canvas.

Venue details

Tate Modern Bankside London SE1 9TG 020 7887 8888 tate.org.uk

Entry details

£7 with National Art Pass (standard entry £14)

Sun –Thur, 10am – 6pm

Fri – Sat, 10am –10pm

Call 020 7887 8888 or book online.

What the critics say


Go and see this show if you possibly can. The bad times are always good with Edvard Munch.


Not easy viewing, certainly; but, in terms of the Munch we know and love, it's a scream


This is an art historians' exhibition for other art historians rather than the wider public.


It is a terrifying image, modern or not. See it if you can.