Rodin is famous for The Thinker, but also for The Kiss and a number of other sculptures.
Warhol is known for his soup cans, but also for Marilyn and a number of other prints.
Van Gogh, Renoir, Matisse — they may have a best-known piece, but they all have deep benches.
Who’s the exception? Edvard Munch. You know The Scream, but I bet that’s it. Right? Of course, right.
No mo. For the first time since 1951, a Munch exhibition has come to San Francisco. Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed will feature at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) through October 9.
How to describe Munch’s work? Choose one (or more) attributes: skilled, depressed, intriguing, grim, powerful, sad. Two of his paintings strongly reminded me of contemporary popular icons — one living (though now much older than the image), one dead (but well remembered). See if you can spot them in Effin Older’s photos.