Starry Night, 1893, Edvard Munch. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Trees, Shadows, Kissing Couples, Heads, and Knees: Reading Edvard Munch's Symbolism


Sunday, October 14, 2018, at 3 pm

Museum Lecture Hall

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Allison Morehead, professor of art history at Queen's University in Canada, addresses the ambiguity in Edvard Munch's symbolist paintings, including Starry Night (1893) in the Getty Museum's collection. By viewing elements of Starry Night in reference to Munch's other paintings, Morehead traces the ways in which the artist's work creates loose networks of associative imagery that are best read as interchangeable links in chains of meaning.

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