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