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Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul at the Royal Academy of Arts

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Born a century apart, but united by art, get ready to explore this must-see exhibition delving deep into both artists fascination with women, their emotions and ageing - Now offering a FREE virtual tour.

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Date & Time

December 03 - February 28

Monday – Sunday, 10am–6pm


Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7300 8090

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Art addicts can take the FREE virtual tour while gallery doors remain closed throughout lockdown. View the video on this page, or learn more here.

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Looking to lay your eyes on a landmark art exhibition?

Don’t miss this must-see display at the Royal Academy of Arts bringing together, for the first time, the work of acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin RA (b.1963) and the Norwegian Expressionist Edvard Munch (1863-1944), two internationally renowned artists born 100 years apart.

While gallery doors remain closed throughout the UK's third national lockdown, the RA are opening up this exhibition to you at home with the latest virtual tour. Learn more about this. Or, watch the video on this page.

Running from 15th November 2020 – 28th February 2021, The Loneliness of the Soul will showcase 25 works by Emin, including her signature neons and sculptures, many of which will be on display for the first time, hanging out alongside 19 oil paintings and watercolours by the incredible expressionist painter, Edvard Munch.

Long fascinated and inspired by Edvard Munch’s work, Tracey Emin has carefully chosen a selection of his masterpieces to accompany her own works, drawn from the rich collection and archives of MUNCH in Oslo, Norway.

Interweaving the works of both highly acclaimed artists, though separated by time and history, this must-see exhibition explores the same emotional landscape visible in both artists works with remarkable intensity.

Focusing on three main themes, grief, loss and longing, Emin has selected a group of Munch’s works which explore his complex relationship with women of his time. Offering insight into early tragic events, including the death of his mother when he was only five years old, followed years later by his beloved sister, and a series of doomed love affairs, all contributing to this uneasy connection.

In Emin’s formative years, she was drawn to the expressionism of paintings by both Edvard Munch and Egon Schiele. Their concerns in exploring the complex human condition and tortured psyche echoing many of Emin’s own burgeoning tendencies.

Highlighting both artists fascination with the depiction of women, their emotional states and the process of ageing, get ready to see this world-class collection in one of London’s oldest art institutions.

Book your tickets online here. Or, call +44 (0)20 7300 8090.

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