"Edvard Munch: Signs of Modern Art", Exhibit till July 15, 2007

Whether on canvas or on paper, the Norwegian artist's (1863-1944) unconventional works show a deep interest for human emotions, mainly love, loneliness and fear of death. The full range of Much's work, from the controversial "Sick Child", exhibited in Berlin 1886, to his more conventional social portraits is documented in 130 paintings and 80 drawings. The somewhat confusing hanging mixes chronology, themes and media (oil on canvas, woodcuts, lithographs) but illustrates efficiently the recurrence of some themes, and the particulars of Much's pictorial idiom, such as the fusion of shapes and the cropping of motifs. www.beyeler.com