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Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul

May 18 - August 1

Tracey Emin at the Royal Academy of Arts Photo: © David Parry/ Royal Academy of Arts

“I’ve been in love with this man since I was eighteen,” says Tracey Emin of Norwegian expressionist, Edvard Munch. In The Loneliness of the Soul at the Royal Academy of Arts, Emin has selected artwork by Munch juxtaposed to her most recent paintings.

This is not the frist time that the artist’s fascination with the pioneer of Expressionism and painter of The Screen, has inspired her creative juices. In 1998, Emin created a video piece that was filmed at the same jetty in Oslo where the created much of her work.

The Loneliness of the Soul includes 25 of Emin’s work, that include some paintings showed for the first time, sculptures and neons. These are displayed alongside 18 oil and watercolour paintings by Munch from his collection in Oslo.

It represents an opportunity for us to understand how Munch has been a constant inspiration in Emin’s work, over more than 25 years, especially in his portrayal of women. It also showcases the breadth of skill that Emin possesses as an artist, and presents us with a possibility to view the work of Munch in a different light, through the lens of Tracey Emin.

The exhibition has been organised by MUNCH, Oslo, in partnership with the R&A.

Where Is The Loneliness of the Soul?

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD.

When Is The Loneliness of the Soul?

18 May to 1 August, 2021 from 10am to 6pm, closed Mondays.

Tickets for The Loneliness of the Soul

Tickets cost £17, concessions are available. Everyone must have a ticket before arrival.


More details of the exhibition and how to purchase tickets can be found here. Main image: Tracey Emin at the Royal Academy of Arts Photo: © David Parry/ Royal Academy of Arts.


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May 18
End:
August 1
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https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/tracey-emin-edvard-munch