nordic institute of art


  • International Study Day, 16 March, Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid: A full day academic seminar on the occasion of the exhibition Visionary Romantics: Peder Balke, Lars Hertervig and Eugenio Lucas.



Fall 2023

  • September, Stavanger: Visionary Romantics: Peder Balke, Lars Hertervig and Eugenio Lucas. Stavanger Art Museum, 29 of September – 31 of December.
  • September, Helsinki: Peder Balke – The Spell of the Arctic. Synebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki, 21 of September – 14 of January 2024.



Current publications

Eva Bull Holte / Hanne Borchgrevink. Irma Salo Jæger, Mari Slaattelid, Aase Texmon Rygh, Mouche Thomsen, Tone Vigeland

By Erlend Hammer & Knut Ljøgodt (Eds.)

A critical revision on Norwegian late-modernism, with essays by Erlend Hammer, Frida Forsgren & Knut Ljøgodt. Published in collaboration with Haugar Kunstmuseum.


Author: Erlend Hammer & Knut Ljøgodt (Eds.)

Published: Uten Tittel, 2022

Language: English /Norwegian

Peder Balke: Sublime North. Works from The Gundersen Collection.

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

Language: English

Price: € 45.00