Norwegian artist Nikolai Astrup (1880-1928) spent most of his painting career surrounded by the scenic environment of Western Norway, full of dramatic mountains and rolling fields of flowering blossoms. Clark Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts is currently holding the first exhibition of Astrup’s works in North America, an historic event.
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Little information is available on Norwegian artist Torleiv Stadskleiv (1865-1946). However, his love of nature is apparent in Midsummer, particularly in the intensity and variety of the green tones that define the verdant fields.
What could be more universal than the clouds. No matter where you live, the vision of the sky is always just above, enhancing the quality of your everyday life. The following artists featured are nineteenth century Norwegians Knud Baade (1808-1879) and Anders Askevold (1834-1900) as well as Russian Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947), who spent years in […]
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 […]
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.