WITH EYES CLOSED - GAUGUIN AND MUNCH

Exhibition design: 2018
Location: Oslo
Client: The Munch Museum

The exhibition was a meeting between the art of Paul Gauguin (1848–1903) and Edvard Munch (1863–1944), two artists who in all likelihood never met. Both were important in developing modern art at the end of the19th century. Gauguin is said to have remarked that he closed his eyes in order to see, while Munch famously said: “I don’t paint what I see, but what I saw.” The exhibition focused on the graphic work of the two artists, revolving around three graphic suites made by Gauguin, exhibited in three unique spaces.

 

Photo credit: The Munch Museum - Ove Kvavik