Titled The Loneliness of the Soul, this exhibition at the Royal Academy is a collection of works by Edvard Munch selected by Tracey Emin alongside some of hers. Munch has apparently been an obsession since adolescence with connections evident from the very beginning of this show.
These watercolours by Munch moved me more than the oil paintings; the delicacy and looseness of touch convey so much emotion and are a joy to look at.
Emin’s large trio of standing figures work so beautifully together they could almost be a triptych.
Both artists explore the expressive qualities of paint as well as sharing subject matter – look at the detail shots below to see what I mean.
The gallery is of course currently closed but I encourage you to visit the exhibition website where you can see and hear more about the work and the artists.