NGV WILL REOPEN ON SATURDAY 27 JUNE

From our team here at NGV, we would like to express our very best wishes to our community at this time. We are currently closed to the public and will reopen on Saturday, 27 June, 2020.

In line with Victorian Chief Health Officer’s guidance, the NGV will implement a variety of public health and physical distancing measures including free timed ticketing, appropriate queue management and increased deep cleaning of facilities, as well as increased hand sanitiser stations.

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We are very grateful for the loyalty of the NGV community and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Authors

Edvard Munch Towards the forest II (Mot skogen II) (1915)

Edvard MUNCH
Towards the forest II (1915)

The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch was interested in the expression of fundamental human emotions, such as despair, fear, melancholy and jealousy. In this image the forest is not so much a representation of nature as a psychological landscape. It is a metaphor for the unknown future, towards which the couple is walking. Munch made numerous versions of this image and varied the printing process to such a degree that each impression is slightly different.

*Please note this work currently is not on display