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Open-Air Painter. Winter-Motif from Åsögatan 145, Stockholm
  • Open-Air Painter. Winter-Motif from Åsögatan 145, Stockholm

    TitleOpen-Air Painter. Winter-Motif from Åsögatan 145, Stockholm
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 119 x 209 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 163 x 250 x 16 cm
    Trpram: (h x b x dj) 130 x
  • DatingSigned 1886
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Carl Larsson, Swedish, born 1853-05-28, dead 1919-01-22
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Geographical originStockholm, Sweden
  • Inventory No.NM 2546
  • AcquisitionGift of Friends of Nationalmuseum
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
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    Carl Larsson’s monumental painting Open-Air Painter has been seen as a manifesto for Nordic outdoor realism, which came into style in the 1880s. In addition to being a comment on the new practice of painting outdoors, it illustrates the repercussions this had on Scandinavian artists, who were now expected to work directly before their subject even in the cold winter. This specifically Nordic dimension of portraying the seasons attracted great attention when the painting was shown in Paris in 1886.