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Rhubarb, Nikolai Astrup - Description of the Painting

Rhubarb, Nikolai Astrup - Description of the Painting

On the present canvas, Nikolai Astrup continues his tradition of depicting pastoral motifs. The master painted a whole series of works, all of them showing the landscapes of the Norwegian village and the life of rural people. Note that all his landscapes have real life prototypes....
28.11.22
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Buttercup Night by Nikolai Astrup

Buttercup Night by Nikolai Astrup

The work of Nikolai Astrup titled the "Buttercup Night" was created back in 1915, just at the peak of the master's creative success. Like the other canvases of the artist, the main motive in this work is the beauty and grace of the Norwegian province....
27.11.22
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Girl near a rhubarb bush and a goose, Nikolai Astrup

Girl near a rhubarb bush and a goose, Nikolai Astrup

Unlike his modernist contemporaries, Nikolai Astrup did not paint bohemians and urban landscapes. Instead, he sought the beauty of his native land and simple rural areas. The master was fond of drawing Norwegian nature, to which he was always close....
26.11.22
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Nikolai Astrup - Painting Norway, biography

Nikolai Astrup - Painting Norway, biography

For a wide audience, Nikolai Astrup remains little known name, but the Norwegians treat his works as a national treasure. The artist lived a short life but left a great legacy....
25.11.22
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High in the mountains, Hans Dahl - Description of the Painting

High in the mountains, Hans Dahl - Description of the Painting

This canvas was created by the talented son of the famous Norwegian master Hans Dahl, Hans Andreas. One would consider the creative techniques and plots of the paintings written by father and son to be similar, but it should be noted that the style of the latter is more impressionistic, and that...
23.11.22
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The Girl in the Fjord, Hans Dahl - Description of the Painting

The Girl in the Fjord, Hans Dahl - Description of the Painting

This work belongs to the brush of Hans Andreas Dahl, a gifted son of the Norwegian master Hans Dahl. As the only teacher of the novice painted was his talented father, most of the works by both artists are quite similar in style and the motifs used, and this fact often causes confusion in...
22.11.22
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Alpine landscape with a shepherdess and goats, Hans Dahl

Alpine landscape with a shepherdess and goats, Hans Dahl

This charming picture belongs to the series of works by the artists from far northern country, poetically painting the rural life of Norway. The works of this kind might be treated as a fairy tale, originated in the painter’s head, or rather, the ideal image, isolated from the socio-economic...
20.11.22
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Balestrand, Hans Dahl - Description of the Painting

Balestrand, Hans Dahl - Description of the Painting

This painting by the Norwegian master is the one where he proved himself to be an excellent colorist, since here the color combinations are more harmonious in their diversity, than in any other of his works....
19.11.22
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Landscape with a fjord and a family in a boat, Hans Dahl

Landscape with a fjord and a family in a boat, Hans Dahl

The canvases by this Norwegian master do not pretend to be pathetic, neither do they depict cataclysms shaking the world to the ground....
18.11.22
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Summer day, Hans Dahl - Description of the Painting

Summer day, Hans Dahl - Description of the Painting

This truly charming picture presents the hard work of the peasants as a holiday. The poeticization of everyday life is typical for almost all the master's paintings, devoted to the beauty of his home northern country and the local hardworking people....
17.11.22
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