Winter at the Sognefjord

Winter at the Sognefjord (Norwegian: Vinter ved Sognefjorden) is a painting by the Norwegian artist Johan Christian Dahl from 1827.[1]

Winter at the Sognefjord
Norwegian: Vinter ved Sognefjorden
Johan Christian Dahl - Winter at the Sognefjord - Google Art Project.jpg
ArtistJohan Christian Dahl
Year1827 (1827)
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions61.5 cm × 75.5 cm (24.2 in × 29.7 in)
LocationNational Gallery (Norway), Oslo

The picture is painted in oil on canvas and has the dimensions of 61.5 x 75.5 cm.

The picture is part of the collection of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway.[1]

AnalysisEdit

After a trip to Italy in 1820–1821, Johan Christian Dahl settled permanently in Dresden. There he drew a number of ideal Norwegian landscapes. From 1826 on, there was a change in his work reflecting new understanding for Norwegian landscape. Then he took a trip through Norway from Christiania to Telemark and Hardangervidda to the fjords of western Norway, his first trip to the mountains as a mature artist.[1]

The motive was first drafted as a drawing during the trip. Steep slopes and vertical rock are depicted in the foreground. This painting is a tribute to the majestic Norwegian nature and the proud history of the nation.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Winter at the Sognefjord, J. C. Dahl". europeana.eu. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Vinter ved Sognefjorden". samling.nasjonalmuseet.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 24 April 2016.