The painter of fear and loathing isn’t often thought of as a landscape artist – but Edvard Munch was fascinated by the natural world throughout his long life. More than 80 works are included in the first leg of this touring exhibition, at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown (10 June–15 October), ranging from depictions of the shore near Munch’s hometown of Kristiania (now Oslo) to landscapes of the German coast. The show considers how the artist made use of natural scenery to communicate complex emotional states, with the melancholy of Young Woman on the Beach (1896) expressed both through her poise, back turned to the viewer, but also through the spare treatment of coastline and, beyond it, the sea. Find out more on the Clark Art Institute’s website.
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