Painting as A Harvest. Talk at Clark Art Institute

Aug 26, 2021

Nikolai Astrup's metaphysics of light in his gardening and his painting.

The painter Rebecca Allen and I had a wonderful conversation about the Norwegian landscape painter Nikolai Astrup. About 100 people watched it live. In Sprout Lands, Astrup appears for his embodiment of the traditional Norwegian farm and its obsession with light. He was a great gardener and a great painter, and his finest paintings show his family at work on the farm. Likely, he would have done little without his wife Engel, who was born and raised on Sunde farm and so had the last name Sunde. Here is a link to a video of the talk: https://​youtu​.be/​Y​Q​w​R​F​d​P2omU