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05/09/19

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Frøydis Aarseths, 1986 | Figurative painter


Frøydis Aarseth is a full time artist and runs her own school of figurative art in Bergen, Norway. Frøydis Aarseth was born in Norway in 1986. She has always known what she wanted in life and that is to live life as a figurative artist – not only to paint paintings that are beautiful to look at, but also to convey a deeper importance that will give the viewer something more than only aesthetics.
She began her studies at The Florence Academy of Art🎨 in Italy in 2006 and graduated from the academy in 2009. After this she continued her studies in Paris, France under the direction of the figurative master Odd Nerdrum🎨.

31/08/19

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Stephan Sinding | Romantic / Symbolist sculptor


Stephan Abel Sinding (1846-1922) was a Norwegian-Danish sculptor. He moved to Copenhagen in 1883 and had his breakthrough the same year. In 1890 he obtained Danish citizenship. In 1910 he settled in Paris where he lived and worked until his death in 1922.
Stephan Abel Sinding was born in Trondhjem as a son of mining engineer Matthias Wilhelm Sinding (1811-1860) and Cecilie Marie Mejdell (1817-86).
Sinding was the brother of the composer Christian Sinding and painter Otto Ludvig Sinding and the nephew of Nicolai Mejdell (1822-1899) and Thorvald Mejdell (1824-1908), and through the former a first cousin of Glør Thorvald Mejdell, who married Stephan's sister Thora Cathrine Sinding.

14/05/19

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Edvard Munch | Quotes / Aforismi

I was walking along a path with two friends - the sun was setting - suddenly the sky turned blood red - I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence - there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city - my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety - and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.

Quote of an entry in his Diary (22 January 1892), on the experience which inspired his famous painting, '(The Scream🎨)' ('Shrik'), originally titled: 'Der Schrei der Natur' ('The Cry of Nature')

Camminavo lungo la strada con due amici, quando il sole tramontò. Il cielo si tinse all'improvviso di rosso sangue. Mi fermai. Mi appoggiai, stanco morto a un recinto. Sul fiordo nero azzurro e sulla città, c'erano sangue e lingue di fuoco. I miei amici continuavano a camminare ed io tremavo ancora di paura e sentivo che un grande urlo, infinito, pervadeva la Natura. I colori hanno urlato.

Citazione di una voce del suo diario (22 gennaio 1892) sull'esperienza che ha ispirato il suo famoso dipinto "(The Scream🎨)" ("Shrik"), originariamente intitolato: "Der Schrei der Natur" ("The Cry of Nature")


29/04/19

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Edvard Munch | Love and Pain, 1893-1895

Love and Pain is a painting by Edvard Munch🎨. It has also been called Vampire, though not by Munch.
Munch painted six different versions of the subject in the period 1893-1895:
  • Three versions are at the Munch Museum in Oslo;
  • One is at the Gothenburg Museum of Art;
  • One is owned by a private collector;
  • The last one is unaccounted for.
He also painted several versions and derivatives in his later career.
The painting shows a woman with long flame-red hair kissing a man on the neck, as the couple embrace.

Edvard Munch | Vampire, 1895 | The Munch Museum Oslo

27/04/19

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Hans Dahl (1849-1937)

Hans Dahl (19 February 1849 - 27 July 1937) was a Norwegian painter.
Hans Dahl was famous for his paintings of Norwegian fjords and surrounding landscapes.
Dahl had his first exhibition in Düsseldorf in 1876. Dahl lived in Düsseldorf until 1888, when he moved to Berlin. Almost every summer, he was back to Norway. In 1893, he commissioned the firm of Jacob Digre in Trondheim to build his summer residence, Villa Strandheim.
It is located on the banks of the Sognefjord at Balestrand in the county of Sogn og Fjordane. Norwegian painter Adelsteen Normann had settled in Balestrand during 1891. Dahl's villa was of a similar design to the villa built for Normann.



Between 1888 and 1919, Dahl lived mostly in Berlin-Wilmersdorf, and spent only the summer in Balestrand. After 1919, Dahl no longer traveled to Berlin. Balestrand became a much visited tourist destination in western Norway. German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II, became one of Dahl's patrons, conferring a professorship upon him in 1910, and visiting Dahl in Balestrand several summers in a row.
Dahl resisted the transition in art from Romanticism to Modernism. In the 1890s a new school of art arose, and artists like Dahl were not very popular in the leading circles in the capital. He was particularly criticised by the art historian Jens Thiis.
He was severely criticized by fellow artists especially by Christian Krohg, who was one of the leading figures in the transition from romanticism to naturalism which characterized Norwegian art in this period. Throughout his life, he increasingly narrowed his range of topics.
Dahl often described the scenery of the western part of Norway in brilliant sunshine with smiling people in national costumes. His vibrant colors and charming portrayals of young Norwegian girls in their national costume have always been very popular.



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Frithjof Smith-Hald | Landscape painter

Frithjof Smith-Hald (1846-1903) was a Norwegian landscape painter.
From 1865-1870 he attended the Royal Drawing School (established in 1816) in the capital Christiania, and Johan Fredrik Eckersberg (1822-1870) Painting School in Border (established in 1859).
From 1871-1873 he moved to Karlsruhe in Germany, and taught with Hans Gude (1825-1903) who had gone there in 1864.
From 1873-1878 Smith-Hald was at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf where Gude had been from 1841. But he preferred Paris and moved there in 1878, and became Norway's most famous painter in Europe at the time.


25/04/19

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Edvard Munch | Symbolist / Expressionist painter

Edvard Munch, (born December 12, 1863, Löten, Norway - died January 23, 1944, Ekely, near Oslo), Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century.
His painting The Scream, or The Cry (1893)🎨, can be seen as a symbol of modern spiritual anguish.


24/04/19

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Edvard Munch | The Scream / L'urlo, 1893

The Scream is the best known and most frequently reproduced of all Edvard Munch’s (1863-1944)🎨 motifs.
With its expressive colours, its flowing lines and striking overall effect, its appeal is universal.
Despite radical simplification, the landscape in the picture is recognisable as the Kristiania Fjord seen from Ekeberg, with a broad view over the fjord, the town and the hills beyond. In the background to the left, at the end of the path with the balustrade that cuts diagonally across the picture, we see two strolling figures, often regarded as two friends whom Munch mentions in notes relating to the picture.