Edvard Munch’s (1863-1944) radical modernism in painting challenged his time. This was especially true of the Berlin art scene at the turn of the century, on which the Norwegian symbolist had a great influence. The exhibition “Edvard Munch. Magic of the North” is a cooperation with MUNCH in Oslo and tells of the relationship between the Norwegian painter and Berlin through 90 works of painting, graphic art and photography.
Thomas Köhler, Director Berlinische Galerie: “Edvard Munch was a central pioneer of modernism. What is far too little known: the Norwegian artist had a great influence on the Berlin art scene at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. An art scandal helped him to first fame in 1892, and finally, in 1927, the Nationalgalerie Berlin hosted the largest retrospective of his work to date. It is a unique opportunity to be able to show Munch’s high-calibre works in such abundance.”
Tone Hansen, Director MUNCH: “For Edvard Munch, Germany was the country of his artistic breakthrough and became an important …
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Image above: Edvard Munch, Rot und Weiß, 1899–1900, Foto: © MUNCH, Oslo / Halvor Bjørngård