Nordic Art: my favourite paintings in Scandinavian Art Collections

Jón Stefánsson, 1881-1962, The Harbour, 1824, National gallery of Iceland
Jón Stefánsson, 1881-1962, The Harbour, 1824, National Gallery of Iceland

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Adolph Tideman & Hans Gude, Bridal Procession on the Hardanger Fjord, 1848, Nat. Gallery of Norway, Oslo

Erik Werenskiold, 1855-1938, The Funeral, 1885.
Edvard Munch, 1863-1944, Norwegian, The Sick Girl, 1896, Oil on canvas.
Edvard Munch, 1863-1944, Norwegian, The Sick Girl, 1896, Oil on canvas. (One of Munch’s earliest works).
Carl WILHELMSON, 1866-1928, On the Rocks, 1905-06, Goteborg Art Museum.
Gustaf Fjaelstad, 1868-1948, Snow, 1900, Oil on canvas, Göteborg Art Museum
Gustaf Fjaelstad, 1868-1948, Snow, 1900, Oil on canvas, Göteborg Art Museum
Peder Severin Kroyer, 1851-1909, Danish, ‘Hipp, hipp, hurrah! Artists Party’, Skagen, DK, 1888.
Albert Edelfelt, 1854-1905, Finnish, At Sea, 1883, oil.
Albert Edelfelt, 1854-1905, Finnish, At Sea, detail, 1883, oil.
Edouard Dantan, 1848-1897, Making a cast of a Living Model, 1887, oil. Göteborg Art Museum.
Alfred Wahlberg, 1834-1907, Moonlight , Fjälbacka, Gothenburg Art Museum
Alfred Wahlberg, 1834-1907, Moonlight Fjälbacka, detail, Gothenburg Art Museum
Oktober, or “The Pumpkins, 1882, Watercolour.
Carl Wilhelmsson, 1866-1928, Scene from the Swedish West Coast, 1898, oil on canvas, Göteborg Art Museum
Anders_Zorn, Prins_Eugen, 1910, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm
Carl Larsson, 1853-1919, Portrait of Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, Oil on Canvas, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm.
Carl Larsson, 1853-1919, Portrait of his daughter, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm
Carl LARSSON, Potret van Oscar Levertin, 1906, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm
Carl LARSSON, Portrait of Ernest Thiel, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm
Prins Eugen, 1865-1947, Monet (The Cloud), 1895, Oil on Canvas, Göteborg Art Museum.
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Bertha Wegmann, Danish, 1846-1926, Portrait of Joanna Bauck, 1881, National Museum Stockholm.

Carl Wilhelmson, 1866-1928, Swedish, Girl in Blue.

Bertha Wegmann, Danish, 1846-1926, Portrait of Joanna Bauck, 1881, detail, National Museum Stockholm.
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Edvard Munch, A Family, Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm
Constance Marie Charpentier (1767-1849), Melancholy, 1801
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Peter Balke, The Boat and Tromsö
Carl Larsson, Flowers on the windowsill, Statens Museum Copenhagen
Anna Boberg, 1864-1935, Northern lights
Prins Eugen, Fresco in Stockholm City Hall.
Prince Eugen, Fresco in Prince’s Gallery, Stockholm City Hall.
Jens Ferdinand Willumsen, 1863-1958, Sol över Söderns Berg, 1902
Harald Sohlberg, 1869-1935, Oslo seen from Akershus, Private collection.
Johan Christian Dahl, 1788-1857, Stugunoset pa Filefjeld, 1851,The first great romantic painter of Norway. Founder of the ‘golden age’ of Norwegian painting.
Harald Sohlberg, 1869-1935, Vinternatt i Rondane, 1914, National Gallery, Oslo
Harald Sohlberg, 1869-1935, Vinternatt i Rondane, 1914, one of several versions painted by Sohlberg.
Anders.Zorn, 1860-1920, Swedish, Self Portrait, 1882, Watercolour, 16x24cm, National Museum Stockholm
Harald Slott-Møller, Danish, Summer Day, Skagen, 1888.
P.S.Krøyer, Summer Evening on Skagen’s Beach, 1893
Peder Severin Kroyer, Danish, Summer Evening at Skagen
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Väinö Blomstedt, Boats in the Harbour of Helsinki, Finnish, 1871-1947, Oil on Canvas

Richard Berg, 1858-1919, Nordisk Sommarkväll, 1899-1900, Oil, Göteborg Art Museum

Falkland Islands (Jan. 2007)

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Founded in 1844, Stanley is probably the world’s smallest and most remote capital. It is a handsome, welcoming village of about 2000 people. Very British atmosphere, although the architecture is that of a frontier town, except for a few Victorian step gable houses.

Despite its occupation by thousands of Argentine troops from April 2 to June 14, 1982, Stanley escaped almost unscathed. It remains the center for the archipelago’s wool industry, and more recently became a port for deep-water fishing industry. Recently discoveries of oil under the adjacent seabed heighten the strategic importance of the archipelago.

Argentina still claims sovereignty over the islands and on Argentine maps the islands are marked “Islas Malvinas” and the capital is called “Puerto Argentino“.

Photos taken with NIKON D200, 24-120mm lens on 8 January 2007.

 

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