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German double for Edvard Munch !

The Barberini Museum in Potsdam presents from November 18, 2023 to April 1, 2024: " Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth", the first exhibition devoted to Munch's fascination with nature.

At the same time, another exhibition will be devoted to the artist in Berlin: “Edvard Munch: Magic of the North”. It will take place at the Berlinische Galerie from September 15, 2023 to January 22, 2024 and will show the major influence exerted by the Norwegian symbolist on the Berlin art scene of the time.

Louis Lang (1814-1893). Etudiants des Beaux-Arts. Vers 1871. Metropolitan Museum of Arts NYC
Edvard Munch. Nuit d'été à la plage. 1902-1903. Collection privée

Edvard Munch's art is known for its vivid depictions of deeply human feelings. However, his art is also marked by his fascination with nature.

"Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth " highlights the scientific and philosophical influences on his work and opens his oeuvre as a resonant space for the current climate crisis. On the one hand, Edvard Munch saw nature as a cyclically self-renewing power, on the other hand he saw it as a reflection of his own inner turmoil.

Around 90 works are presented at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, from museums around the world, including the Munchmuseet in Oslo, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, the Museum Folkwang in 'Essen and the Von der Heydt Museum in Wuppertal.

Héléna de Kay (1846-1916). Boite à peinture avec étude de nu. Metropolitan Museum of Arts NYC
Edvard Munch. Paysage d'orage. 1902-1903. Collection privée

Edvard Munch challenged his contemporaries with the radical modernity of his painting, and even more so in Berlin at the turn of the last century. The Norwegian symbolist had a huge impact on the city's artistic community. The encounter with Munch's work was a spark that ignited modern art.

The Berlinische Galerie presents nearly 80 works exhibited alongside those of other artists who left their mark on northern thought and the advance of modern art in the German capital at the end of the 19th century. The exhibition is the result of close collaboration with MUNCH in Oslo and has received substantial support from two Berlin state museums: the Kupferstichkabinett and the Neue Nationalgalerie.

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). La femme de l'artiste et son setter. 1884-1889. Metropolitan Museum of Arts NYC
Edvard Munch. Autoportrait devant le mur de la maison. 1926. Munchmuseet Oslo

A combined ticket allows you to visit both exhibitions and is available on the museum sites:

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