In this city walk, we address Edvard Munch's childhood and adolescence in Kristiania (today Oslo), before he sets course for Paris and becomes an artist of international renown.
The artist isborn in Løten, north of Oslo in 1863, but the family moves to the capital the following year, when his father Christian Munch is employed as an army doctor at Akershus Fortress. The family moves frequently and rents homes on both the west and east sides of the river Akerselva, living at several addresses in the Grünerløkka area. We will visit selected places where Munch went through key experiences. His childhood and adolescence are marked by his mother’s and sister Sophie's illness and death, but also by an artistic urge and family closeness. Eventually, Munch becomes part of the Kristiania Bohemia milieu, whose leader Hans Jæger states that “thou shalt write thine own life”.
Buy tickets here. The event is only for members.
Meeting place: Schous plass 1, outside the library
Duration: approximately 2 hours
End point: By the National Theatre.
Price: NOK 150 per person
Remember clothes and dress according to the weather. Bring something to drink and eat, if desired.