Good morning to all from a sunny San Francisco. The August fog has subsided and warm sunny days have returned.
A few days ago we went to see the Edvard Munch exhibit at the expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It was a relatively small exhibit but it included a collection of work that is rarely seen outside of Oslo, Norway.
To be sure, the collection is unique. Edvard Munch lived from December 12, 1863 to January 23, 1944. He was Norwegian, the son of a doctor and brother to four siblings. His mother died young. Her death had a profound impact on the entire Munch family.
In time, Munch suffered from several mental issues including schizophrenia, depression, alcoholism and other afflictions. At the same time life was difficult for the extended Munch family.
We would describe this collection as intriguing, troubling and insightful. We added a small sampling of other exhibits from the Fisher collection just for fun.
Note: None of the four versions of his most famous paintings, The Scream (1893) were on display.
Selected images from the Fisher Collection we liked.