Edvard Munch and the Sea
April 9 - July 17, 2016
The landscapes in Edvard Munch's work have long been understood to reflect his psychological and emotional states, a correlation that remained consistent even as his style changed over the course of his career. One frequently recurring motif in Munch's life and art is the sea, both coastal settings and the many fjords carved in the Norwegian landscape. Edvard Munch and the Sea will offer a focused exploration of this motif in Munch's images which ranges from a stand-alone subject to a backdrop for summer holiday makers to dramatic reflections of a work's psychological, emotional, or symbolic underpinnings.
Edvard Munch and the Sea is organized by Tacoma Art Museum and honors Pacific Lutheran University's 125th anniversary and Norwegian heritage.