Northern Lights. Study from North Norway
  • Northern Lights. Study from North Norway

    TitleNorthern Lights. Study from North Norway
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 97 x 75 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 112,5 x 92 x 5 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Anna Boberg, Swedish, born 1864-12-03, dead 1935-01-27
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 4258
  • AcquisitionBequest 1946 Ferdinand and Anna Boberg
  • Collection Ljus och mörker الضوء والظلام
  • Description
    Images and media

    In the summer of 1901, Anna Boberg made her first visit to the Lofoten islands off the north-west coast of Norway, where she was deeply impressed by the alpine landscape, the northern lights and the midnight sun. She returned some thirty times, summer and winter, to paint in different light conditions. In a large number of paintings and sketches, often on paperboard, Boberg has portrayed the fishing villages, mountain ranges and atmospheric phenomena - such as this painting of northern lights. Her paintings from northern Norway were harshly criticised in Sweden but won all the more appreciation abroad.