“Discover the parallels between two iconic artists: Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch. Admire the many masterpieces from all over the world, including ‘The scream’ by Munch and ‘Starry night over the Rhone’ by Van Gogh in one spectacular exhibition.
In Munch : Van Gogh, the focus is on the parallels between two iconic artists. Their visions on life and art are closely related, despite the fact that they never met. Their work is colourful, intense, expressive and radical. Their lives are remarkably similar in many ways.
For that reason, Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) are often mentioned together.”
MUNCH: VAN GOGH IN THE NEW MEDIA
Can the Munch : Van Gogh exhibition be seen and appreciated in the New Media? Below are highlight two aspects: the videos above and below, and The Story feature on the museum’s web site. Here we show an excerpt from “The Full Story,” showing the main page and some excerpts showing the artists’ works to illustrate the theme. The same format is followed throughout the visual presentation.
The “Story” shows the creative use of New Media technology by first, a simple but elegant User Interface; and second. the Story has a minimum of text, telling just enough of the story, and many times in the artists’ own words which leaves the emphasis on the visual appreciation of the art. (Compare this to the endless wall texts in many museums where the visitor seems to spend most of their time reading the text than looking at the Art.)
READ AND SEE THE CONNECTION MUNCH AND VAN GOGH
Read Full Story Here
SEE EXCERPTS FROM THE SLIDE SHOW
VIDEO OF FULL STORY, AND HOW TO PRONOUNCE THE ARTISTS” NAMES!
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H/T Mark Dziamba