Paintings by Peder Balke

Marit Ingeborg Lange, Knut Ljøgodt, and Christopher Riopelle

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In 1832, the Norwegian painter Peder Balke (1804–1887) traveled to the far north of Norway to the dramatic coastline of the North Cape. The experience was so profound that he built his career painting isolated Arctic Circle seascapes. His pictures were originally rooted in the 19th-century romanticism of artists such as Caspar David Friedrich and his compatriot, Johan Christian Dahl. Later in his career Balke created improvised seascapes with roughly applied brushwork—sometimes using his hands, a technique that was prescient of early modern expressionism. His profile as an artist had fallen into obscurity outside of Norway, but now this book brings together a group of Balke’s pictures from collections in Europe and the United States, and introduces readers to a unique artist and personality whose works bridged 19th-century romanticism and early modern expressionism. 

Marit Ingeborg Lange is former curator and research fellow at the National Gallery, Oslo.
Knut Ljøgodt is former director of the Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø. Christopher Riopelle is curator of post-1800 paintings at the National Gallery, London. 

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø
(06/14/14–10/12/14)


National Gallery, London
(11/12/14–04/12/15)

ISBN: 9781857095821
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
Publishing Partner: Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press
128 pages, 9 1/2 x 10 1/4
93 color illus.
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Picasso

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Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities

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Australia's Impressionists

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Thomas Cole's Journey

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