Edvard Munch loved to paint outdoors.
“He actually left his paintings outside in all kinds of weather,” said Margaret Bullock, curator of collections at the Tacoma Art Museum. “There’s pictures of him painting in the snow, and pictures leaning up against the wall, in snowdrifts.”
They were exposed to salt air. Sand. Dirt. Bird droppings.
“He thought it was good for their character,” Bullock said.