By Knut Ljøgodt
The Norwegian painter Peder Balke (1804–1887) is perhaps one of the most enigmatic artists of the Nordic Romantic movement. A journey to the Northernmost parts of Norway in 1832 was of great importance, and the dramatic Arctic landscape came to haunt the artist’s production. In particular during his later years, Balke developed a unique, highly experimental manner of painting. Never acknowledged by the domestic art milieu of Norway, he still enjoyed the patronage of royal collectors such as Louis Philippe, King of the French.
Drawing from the paintings in The Gundersen Collection as well as works in museums and other collections, the book presents a comprehensive study of Peder Balke’s art and his development as a painter.
Author: Knut Ljøgodt
Published: Skira Editore, 2020
Price: € 45.00