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Join our English language tour in cooperation with art current!

Look forward to an exclusive guided tour of the magnificent exhibition Munch. Trembling Earth at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam.

The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch is known for his depictions of existential feelings. However, his fascination with nature plays an equally important role in his works and is now being explored for the first time in an exhibition. Munch. Trembling Earth is dedicated to the scientific and philosophical influences on his works and opens up his work as a resonance chamber for today’s climate crisis.

On the one hand, Edvard Munch understood nature as a cyclically renewing force; on the other, he saw it as a mirror of his inner turmoil. Munch developed a pantheistic understanding of nature, which he projected onto the Norwegian coasts and forests. The dramatic weather conditions in his paintings take on a surprising poignancy against the backdrop of the current climate crisis.

Edvard Munch depicted this lively, dynamic and changing nature in many of his works. Storms and human intervention in nature are just as much a theme in his paintings as moving masses of earth with humanized features. Intertwined bodies unite with the earth. In some paintings, Munch had man and woman floating weightlessly through space. In one text, he described this subject as follows: „The fates of people are like the planets; they meet in space only to disappear again immediately.“ In this way, the artist linked the driving forces and desires of human beings with cyclical, universal forces.

The exhibition shows over 110 works from international lenders, including the Munchmuseet, Oslo, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, the Museum Folkwang, Essen, and the Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal.

After a guided tour with Annette there will be an opportunity to exchange ideas. We are planning a meal in a nearby restaurant (self-pay basis). Please let us know if you are coming along so that we can reserve a table accordingly.

We look forward to seeing you!

The entrance fee includes

  • Admission to the exhibition at the Museum Barberini
  • Exclusive guided tour through the exhibition Munch. Trembling Earth in English language
  • Support from and exchange with the ART BREAKERS team, the art current team and other culture enthusiasts
  • Organization of the subsequent meeting of interested participants in the restaurant (self-paying basis)

Credits: Museum Barberini Der gelbe Baumstamm, 1912 – Munchmuseet, Oslo / Frau mit Kürbis, 1942 – Munchmuseet, Oslo / Die Sonne, 1910–1913, Munchmuseet, Oslo / Sommernacht am Strand, 1902/03 – Privatsammlung

 

Fotocredits: Museum Barberini
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