Author: Grate, Pontus and Nils-Göran Hökby
Language: Swedish/ English summaries
Year Published: 1985
No. of pages: 153
Illustrations: 39 Color Illustrations. 101 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 8 1/2”
Biblio/Bio: Bibl. Cat. of exh. Index.
The period from 1880 to 1910 appears as one of the most outstanding periods in Scandinavian painting as the art in each of the four Nordic countries- Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden- simultaneously attained a power, a coherence, and an originality never reached before. During this period, collaboration between Scandinavian artists increased dramatically, and they often maintained these ties during their frequent sojourns in Paris, Brittany, and Normandy. Rather than attempting to do justice to the many strong individualities present, this exhibition stresses the interconnections and common themes within their work. Thus it captures the characteristic play of light and air that recurs throughout the artists’ depictions of reality. Essentially, this book presents the young Nordic avant-garde of the 1880s, including artists such as Munch, Zorn, Schjerfbeck, Ancher, Larsson, Krøyer, and Liljefors, to name a few, who broke new ground in their own countries’ national art, but also remained consistently aware of trends and movement abroad.