KODE Art Musems of Bergen exhibits an exceptional permanent presentation of its unique Edvard Munch collection in KODE 3.
KODE Art Museums of Bergen exhibits one of the largest collections of Munch paintings in the world. From an art historical perspective, the collection is unique because it exhibits works from all the major paradigms in Edvard Munch’s artistic career.
Among others we have many of the important paintings from the “Frieze of Life” – a series of paintings where Munch depicts the psyche of the modern human being. Munch himself described the “Frieze of Life” as the major work of his oeuvre. Jealousy, Melancholy, Women in Three Stages, Evening on Karl Johan and By the Death Bed are all from the “Frieze of Life”, and they are all exhibited together in the Rasmus Meyer Collection in KODE 3.
The collection in Bergen consists of more than 100 paper works and 50 paintings. Most of the works are part of the collection of Rasmus Meyer, whom acquired a number of major works by Norwegian artists towards the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Several of the paper works have not been available for the public in the latest 20 years.
The rest of the Rasmus Meyer Collection consists of a rich collection of art from Norway's "Golden Age", as well as historical interiors and furniture.