North Cape, 1845
Savings Bank Foundation. Long term loan Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø
NORDIC ART IN 2020
2020 seems to be is a promising year for Nordic art on the international scene. We are all very excited about The Golden Age of Danish Painting – which formerly has been on show in the national galleries of Stockholm and Copenhagen – that will open in Petit Palais in Paris in April.
While the French audience earlier have had the opportunity to see exhibitions on individual artists – such as C.W. Eckersberg – this will be the first major presentation on Danish golden age painting in Paris, with more than two hundred works.
Though the Danes seemingly dominate the scene...
Due to Covid-19 restrictions all events are strictly preliminary.
Presentation of the book Knut Ljøgodt: Peder Balke: Works from The Gundersen Collection (Skira) at Kunstweekend, in Geilo. Interventions by Dr. Knut Ljøgodt, Kari Brænne and Pål Gundersen.
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