Norwegian Art Bergen Kode

Norwegian Art Bergen Kode.

My wife and I visited the Bergen Kode Art Gallery in June 2017. Norwegian Art Bergen Kode

For the price of a couple of coffees we were treated to excellent examples of Norwegian art.

These works were displayed chronologically in respect of the date of the piece and the art movements that were prevalent at the time.

Norwegian Art Bergen Kode

It is an excellent exhibition to guide the viewer through Romanticism to Modernism concluding with a concentration on the work of Edvard Munch.

Whilst there was no ‘Scream’ many of Munch’s other works, some well-known for example ‘Jealousy’ gave a very clear and precise story of this artist’s valuable contribution to visual art, in particular an interpretation of emotions and psychology.

Earlier Norwegian artists seemed to be very influenced by the German Romantic movement. For instance Johan Christian Dahl (recognised as the Father of Norwegian Painting) studied and became a Professor at Dresden Academy.

Norway had nationalistic aspirations in the early 19th Century – independence from Sweden was actually secured in 1905.

These artists were proudly celebrating the birth of the concept of nationalism through depicting their country’s wonderful scenery, its lifestyle and peoples. Thus helping to give the burgeoning new country its unique identity.

Norwegian Art Bergen Kode

At Kode – an important period of art history in a nutshell at its best. An aspiring new nation’s story brought vividly to life.

Selecting some of the best works:

Norwegian Art Bergen Kode
Thomas Fearnley (1802 – 1842) Hunting at Konigsee 1841
Norwegian Art Bergen Kode
Johan Christian Dahl (1788 – 1857) Mabodalen Norway 1854
Norwegian Art Bergen Kode
Johan Christian Dahl (1788 – 1857) Nigard Glacier 1844
Norwegian Art Bergen Kode
Anders Askevold (1834 – 1900). Fjord Landscape with Cattle 1869
Norwegian Art Bergen Kode
Christian Krogh (1852 – 1925) Sleeping family 1883
Norwegian Art Bergen Kode
Axel Reviold (1887 – 1962) Mediterranean Fisherman 1914
Norwegian Art Bergen Kode
Ludvig Karsten (1876 – 1926) Ducks in the Forest 1906
Norwegian Art Bergen Kode
Nikolai Astrup (1880 – 1926) The Fell 1906
Norwegian Art Bergen Kode
Anders Starstad (1869 – 1943) The Port of London 1911-1912
Norwegian Art Bergen Kode
Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944) Morning 1884
Norwegian Art Bergen Kode
Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944) Woman in Three Stages 1894
Norwegian Art Bergen Kode
Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944) Jealousy 1895
Norwegian Art Bergen Kode
Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944) Self-Portrait in a Clinic 1909