Nikolai Astrup - Norske landskap
A profoundly sensitive painter and innovative printmaker, Nikolai Astrup became one of Norway’s most renowned twentieth-century artists. Together with Edvard Munch, he expanded the artistic possibilities of the woodcut, consciously blurring the boundaries between prints and paintings. Best known for his luminous paintings of midsummer nights, Astrup evoked in his landscapes the atmosphere and mood characteristic of the changing seasons in his home region of Jølster. It was there that he spent almost his entire life, first in his father’s parsonage, then at the farmstead he built on the opposite side of the lake, now known as ‘Astruptunet’.