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by Ruby Lane

The beautiful seas and countryside of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Finland are inspiring. It is no wonder that the people of Scandinavia have contributed a unique perspective to art.

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In the Middle Ages, Scandinavian artists excelled in Gothic art. During the Renaissance, they were part of the movement to promote art and literature.The works of modern Scandinavian artists possess remarkable perception and refined taste and sensibilities. Today, art museums throughout the world contain Scandinavian artifacts, sculptures, and paintings.

The Skagen Painters were a group of Scandinavian artists who gathered in the village of Skagen in northern Denmark from the late 1870s until the turn of the century. They broke away from the traditions of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts. Skagen artists often painted en plein air. Here are several of the artists:

 

Michael Ancher self-portrait (1902)

Michael Ancher self-portrait (1902)

1. Michael Peter Ancher (1849 – 1927) was a Danish realist artist. He is best remembered for his paintings of fishermen and scenes from the Danish fishing community in Skagen.

 

02. Norsk vinterlandskap (1890) by Frits Thaulow

02. Norsk vinterlandskap (1890) by Frits Thaulow

2. Frits Thaulow (1847 – 1906) was a Norwegian Impressionist painter, best known for his naturalistic depictions of landscape.

 

03. The old opera house from Helgeandsholmen, Stockholm (1892) by Anna Sofia Palm de Rosa

03. The old opera house from Helgeandsholmen, Stockholm (1892) by Anna Sofia Palm de Rosa

3. Anna Sofia Palm de Rosa (1859 – 1924) was a Swedish landscape painter. She became one of Sweden’s most popular painters with her watercolors of steamers, sailing ships, and scenes of Stockholm.

 

4. P. S. Krøyer (1851 – 1909) was a Danish painter. He is one of the best known and most colorful personalities of the Nordic artists who lived, gathered, and worked in Skagen, Denmark. Between 1877 and 1881, he travelled extensively in Europe, meeting artists, studying art, and developing his skills.

4. P. S. Krøyer (1851 – 1909) was a Danish painter. He is one of the best known and most colorful personalities of the Nordic artists who lived, gathered, and worked in Skagen, Denmark. Between 1877 and 1881, he travelled extensively in Europe, meeting artists, studying art, and developing his skills. ” Midsummer Eve Bonfire on Skagen Beach” (1906) by P. S. Krøyer

5. Oscar Gustaf Björck (1860 – 1929) was a Swedish painter and a professor at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts. After summer stays at Skagen in Denmark in 1882, 1883 and 1884, he settled in Stockholm where he concentrated on portraits. These include several portraits of King Oscar.

5. Oscar Gustaf Björck (1860 – 1929) was a Swedish painter and a professor at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts. After summer stays at Skagen in Denmark in 1882, 1883 and 1884, he settled in Stockholm where he concentrated on portraits. These include several portraits of King Oscar. “Launching the Boat. Skagen” (1885) by Oscar Björck

6. The Oseberg ship is a well-preserved Viking ship discovered in a large burial mound at the Oseberg farm near Tønsberg, Norway. It dates from the 800’s A.D. It was excavated by Norwegian archaeologist Haakon Shetelig and Swedish archaeologist Gabriel Gustafson in 1904-1905. Animal head from Oseberg ship

6. The Oseberg ship is a well-preserved Viking ship discovered in a large burial mound at the Oseberg farm near Tønsberg, Norway. It dates from the 800’s A.D. It was excavated by Norwegian archaeologist Haakon Shetelig and Swedish archaeologist Gabriel Gustafson in 1904-1905. Animal head from Oseberg ship

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