In parallel to the vast exhibition of the Musée d’Orsay, Galerie Poggi is organizing an exceptional dialogue between three rare paintings by Edvard Munch (1862-1944), never exhibited before in France, and a group of painted and engraved works by his compatriot Anna-Eva Bergman (1909-1987).
The exhibition was conceived in close collaboration with the Hartung-Bergman Foundation (Antibes, France) and Morten Zondag Kunstformidling (Norway).
Both giants of Norwegian art, the gallery is bringing them together for the first time, at a time when the Musée d’Orsay is devoting an important exhibition to Edvard Munch, and the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris is planning a retrospective of Anna Eva Bergman for spring 2023.
The two painters meet around the question of landscape, each expressing a relationship to nature that is mystical and cosmological. If Edvard Munch’s personality and work are obviously marked by his depressive disorders, his existential anguish and his neurotic relationship with the society of his time, his relationship to nature reveals a radically different character. A topic he used as a subject as much as human nature.
Particularly rare on the international art market, and even more so in France, the gallery is exhibiting three paintings by Edvard Munch for the first time in France, coming from a private Norwegian collection and offered for sale.
The exhibition’s scenography was created by Marie-Anne Derville in collaboration with Atelier Mériguet-Carrère, and Lucie Olivier, and in partnership with Galerie Eric Philippe, who presents historical Scandinavian design pieces.