Edvard Munch year in 2013

The 150th anniversary of the birth of the great artist Edvard Munch is not only being celebrated in his native Norway this year, but also in places that were influential in his life and work.

From 6 July to 6 October 2013 the State Gallery in Stuttgart is presenting an exhibition entitled 'From the First Kiss to Death', featuring a collection of 60 graphic works by the artist, which the museum has procured through selected acquisitions since 1911. Emotions and psychological states, such as illness, fear, death, love, jealousy and despair, are motifs that run through Munch's work in various forms. He used metal plates, lithographic stones and woodcut blocks to create numerous variations on these recurring themes.