[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye, Tate Modern, London

Lisa Yayla fnugg at online.no
Tue Jan 8 09:35:11 UTC 2013


Article about Munch, his visual impairment, and exhibiton at the Tate.

Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye, Tate Modern, London 

In the spring of 1930, Edvard Munch suffered a haemorrhage in his right 
eye. Munch's left eye had always been weak: the right was his strong 
eye, his painting eye. Now, there was a blind spot in the middle of its 
field of vision, ringed with a penumbra of concentric colours.

For any other artist, this might have been a catastrophe. Munch, inset 
below, was delighted. The bleed in his eye united his twin obsessions, 
with the subjectivity of seeing and his own ill health.

The images he made in the months it took the haemorrhage to clear are 
among the most arresting in Tate Modern's


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