Arts Everyday Living: More of Munch’s Rival–Astrup’s Brilliant Springtime in Western Norway

 

 

Nikolai Astrup, Apple Trees in Bloom, n.d., oil on canvas, Private Collection 

 

Nikolai Astrup (1880-1928) has been overshadowed by his fellow Norwegian and contemporary Edvard Munch (1863-1944) for years. However, Astrup is well known in his native country, admired for the clarity of his bright colors and distinctive forms as well as the creative energy that fills his works.

 

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