Trembling Earth Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch’s art is mainly known for its striking explorations of deep human emotions. Throughout his career, however, Munch´s fascination with the natural world was just as important as his interest in people’s inner lives and the human condition. For Munch, nature played a far greater role than simply as a backdrop.
Edvard Munch, The Magic Forest, 1919–1925. Oil on canvas. Photo © Munchmuseet


Floor 3
27.04.2024 – 25.08.2024

Trembling Earth is the first significant survey of Edvard Munch’s depictions of nature. It’s an exhibition that will challenge many of the usual preconceptions about his art. It covers a wide and diverse range of subjects, including forests, the garden, agriculture, the weather, and Munch´s interest in new theories of biology and the cycles of nature. 

The exhibition will consist of a comprehensive selection of works, including paintings, works on paper and texts. It will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a diverse range of Munch’s work from the museum’s collection together with numerous works from other public and private collection, and a rare chance to view 11 early versions of Munch´s Aula-paintings in a single room.

Trembling Earth is co-organized by MUNCH, The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA and the Museum Barberini, Potsdam, Germany. 

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