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The Town
  • TitleThe Town
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 94,5 x 53 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 101 x 60 x 5 cm
  • DatingMade 1903
  • Artist/Maker Artist: August Strindberg, Swedish, born 1849-01-22, dead 1912-05-14
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 4516
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1949
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Strindberg called himself a symbolist painter. He explained how the scenery in some of his images symbolised emotional states, partly by arousing reactions in the viewer. Strindberg’s paintings often give rise to a feeling of anxiety or insignificance. Here a city can be seen in the distance, but to reach it we have to cross the large expanse of dark water. Not only does the painting depict a view but it also involves the viewer’s own feelings.