Impressionism and the North

Late 19th Century French Avant-Garde Art and the Art in the Nordic Countries 1870-1920

Impressionism and the North Late 19th Century French Avant-Garde Art and the Art in the Nordic Countries 1870-1920
9171006680
312 pages
2002
English

By Torsten Gunnarsson (ed.), Per Hedström (ed.)

SEK 295

For the first time a complete picture is presented of the relationship between late 19th-century French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism and Scandinavian art. In a series of essays the ways in which Scandinavian artists adopted the radical new French painting are discussed as well as the interest of private Scandinavian art collectors and museum in French avantgarde art.

Individual essays are devoted to Paul Gaugin's stay in Copenhagen in the mid-1880s and Claude Monet's journey to Norway in the winter of 1895. Among the Scandinavian artists included in the catalogue mention may be made of Edvard Munch, Anders Zorn and Jens Ferdinand Willumsen.

Authors: Bengt von Bonsdorff, Hans Henrik Brummer, Flemming Friborg, Torsten Gunnarsson, Per Hedström, Karin Hellandsjø, Nils Messel and Peter Nørgaard Larsen.

This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition “Impressionism and the North: Late 19th Century French avant-garde art and the art in the Nordic countries 1870-1920”, Nationalmuseum 25 September 2002 – 19 January 2003 and National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen 22 February – 25 May 2003.

 

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