HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEONARDO–THE SPIRIT OF MONA LISA, FROM VERMEER TO KLIMT The anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday’s was Thursday, April 15, 1452. A true Renaissance man, one of the great geniuses of history: a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and scientist. And creator of the most famous painting in the world: the Mona […]
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Chairs play an important role in both of these works of art—from the rather humble furniture of In Family Surroundings by Norwegian painter Erik Werenskiold (1855-1938) to the unique scissor chair (its design dating from the second millennium B.C.) depicted in the mixed media work by German artist Max Handrick (1879-1925).
Norwegian artist Christian Krohg (1852-1925) was renowned for his realistic style, often drawn to everyday subjects in the world around him. He also immortalized his family, such as his wife painter Oda (1860-1935) posing in the striking portrait above and with their son Per (1889-1965), in the intimate scene below. Later Per would follow […]
How many of us have a favorite house or street that we often like to walk by? Ukrainian Jakob Koganowsky (1874-1926) and Norwegian Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935) both provide us with detailed and striking views of buildings whether during the summer or winter months.
Norwegian artist Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935) created several works of art interpreting the almost mystical quality of the Nordic night during the summer, when daylight never seems to end. For more paintings by Sohlberg, see: Land of the Midnight Sun, May 13, 2020.
Norwegian nineteenth century artist Johanne Mathilde Dietrichson (1837-1921) painted this memorable genre scene although I was unable to find information on the work itself.
Girls on a Bridge by Norwegian icon Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was well received when the artist first painted it. In fact, he created several versions of this subject during the next decades, in the media of oil, lithograph, and woodcut.
Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is internationally acclaimed for his iconic The Scream. However, Munch also created numerous landscapes and portraits, including this expressive depiction of his sister Inger above, done early in his career.
Norwegian painter Christian Krohg (1852-1925) was a prominent artistic figure in Norway as well as internationally. In this memorable portrait of his artist wife Oda, Krohg captures her vivaciousness and enthusiasm for life.
Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is closely identified with his most popular work The Scream. However, he also interpreted a variety of themes, including the magical snowscape portrayed above.