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Virtual tour – Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul

Published 20 January 2021

Explore the dark territories and raw emotions distilled in the artworks of Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch in this virtual tour of our landmark exhibition.

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    Tracey Emin has long had a fascination with the Norwegian Expressionist and painter of The Scream, Edvard Munch: in her words, “I’ve been in love with this man since I was eighteen”. In 1998 she even created a haunting video piece filmed at the same Oslo jetty that was the location of many of his well-known works. It is just one example of how, like Munch, she embraces even the most painful experiences to create art.

    The exhibition features more than 25 of Emin’s works including paintings, as well as neons and sculpture. These works, which explore the loneliness of the soul, have been chosen by Emin to sit alongside a carefully considered selection of 18 oils and watercolours drawn from MUNCH’s rich collection and archives in Oslo, Norway.

    • Tracey Emin, It - didnt stop - I didnt stop (detail)

      Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul

      15 November 2020 — 28 February 2021

      Temporarily closed.

      She’s been a major figure in contemporary art for over 25 years; he pioneered a radical new style known as Expressionism. In this landmark exhibition, Tracey Emin RA selects masterpieces by Edvard Munch to show alongside her most recent paintings.

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