Wednesday 19 November 2014

Peder Balke

The National Gallery in London is showing the first ever UK exhibition of pioneering 19th-century Scandinavian artist Peder Balke. Thanks to a collaboration with the Northern Norway Art Museum and international loans, over 50 of Balke's paintings are on display in the Sunley Room, admission free. He was the first painter to venture into the North Cape, where he was captivated by the beauty of the landscapes. Shown is his North Cape (1845). Sadly, his art lacked commercial appeal and he became a politician (CLICK).


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