While people desert the attractions of central London to watch the Olympics, lets take the opportunity to visit one of Tate Modern's best exhibitions of the summer: Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye. Few other modern artists are better known but less understood than Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863–1944) (pronounced munk, with u as in 'full').
This exhibition examines Munch's 20th century works. The House is Burning 1925–7, The Sick Child 1885–1927 and Girls on the Bridge 1902–27 show how he was inspired by everyday life outside his studio, including incidents reported in the media. Munch’s responses to contemporary technological developments in cinema, photography and electricity are seen in works such as Workers on their Way Home 1913–14 and The Artist and his Model 1919–21.
Despite the Olympics, this is a popular exhibition so it is best to book in advance. Tickets are £14 and available online. Please book for the 19.00 entry here: https://tickets.tate.org.uk/performancelist.asp?ShowID=4467
After the show we'll have a drink in the Tate Modern cafe by the Thames. I will make a booking at the cafe in advance to ensure we can get seats, so please don't change your RSVP 24 hours before the event.
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