Nikolai Astrup: June Night
Nikolai Astrup: Midsummer Bonfire
Nikolai Astrup: Funeral Day in JÃ¸lster
Nikolai Astrup: Birthday in the Garden
Nikolai Astrup: Marsh Marigold Night, 1915
Nikolai Astrup: Apple Trees in Bloom
Lovely exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery of Nikolai Astrup(1880-1928)â€™s prints and paintings. Ubiquitous in Norway, unknown beyond. Fantastic images of Nordic night summer light, dripping fir forests, anthropomorphic landscapes and domestic bliss. He grew up in a damp vicarage, a place that killed several of his siblings; survived by hustling his friends to buy his pictures; after early travels in Europe, returned to settle down with his teenage wife, raise eight children and paint the place where he grew up. Saw God in the detail. Died at 48 of TB.
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