Written September 21, 2014
I was never a huge fun of Munch, but all I knew was The Scream. There is so much more to this artist! They captured the man, his work and this exhibition in Oslo beautifully! LOVED it!
Written April 21, 2015
An outstanding presentation of an artist I knew very little about. I am very much looking forward to the Vermeer in October and hope many more such presentations will be forthcoming.
I thank fathomevents for making these presentation and the HD Metropolitan Opera broadcasts available to such a wide audience.
Written November 23, 2014
Wasn't sure what to expect of seeing art on screen. It was well done. I never would have had the opportunity to see this incredible collection of art. The works shown were very good - and it was presented with a good balance of info on the artist and the art. Very good. Definitely worthwhile seeing?
Written October 23, 2014
This was an excellent opportunity to see a paintings exhibition that would be difficult to see in person (in Oslo) and hear the curators speak about their aims for the show and the decisions they made. Quite a few curators and art critics were interviewed. We learned about Munch's biography, saw an actor re-enact the artist visually, seated by the fjords and writing in his diary. Two female actors played his love interests who had impact on his works. One restorer was interviewed who talked only a bit about the techniques used by the artist (that could have been longer).
The opportunity to see so many of Munch's works and especially the very large ones that do not travel was much appreciated.
Written September 18, 2014
The movie was the same as seen on PBS. No new info. It only showed the few paintings that are most popular so you never saw any of the art that has not been collectively shown before. A waste of time. Boring!
The approach to Munch's artwork was one dimensional.