- Written by Nick Breeze Nick Breeze
- Published: 05 February 2016 05 February 2016
her Royl Highness Queen Sonja of Norway oficially opened the new exhibition, "Painting Norway" by Nikolai Astrup (1880-1928), at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. The exhibition is filled with beautiful prints and paintings that define the interactions between light and landscape, expressed in striking memorable colours.
HM Queen Sonja said: "Nikolai Astrup has contributed significantly to shaping our understanding of Norway. In that sense, the title of this exhibition is indeed fitting: Nikolai Astrup. Painting Norway. He transformed his own, private visions of the natural environment into scenes of universal relevance...Astrup visited London in 1908, with the main aim of studying the paintings of John Constable, an artist he admired greatly. In a sense, we could say that he has now returned, with the fruits of his studies."
Visitors to Norway are always notably struck by the force of nature upon the psyche. This exhibition of over 90 works of Astrup's work, brings that personal experience to life in a timeless way and this show is another must see for visual art lovers in London.
Exhibition runs until 15 May 2016.
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