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  • Nikolai Astrup
    Aug 30, 1880 - Jan 21, 1928
  • The Befring Mountain Farms - Nikolai Astrup was a Norwegian painter and printmaker known for his vivid and enchanting depictions of rural life in Norway, particularly in the region of Jølster, where he lived most of his life. Astrup’s work is often associated with the Symbolist and Neo-Romantic movements, and he is celebrated for his ability to capture the magic and mysticism of the Norwegian landscape.
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  • c 1924-28
    Oil on canvas
    89 x 110 cm
    Private collection.

    For much of his career, Astrup’s prints and paintings had informed and influenced one another; The Befring Mountain Farms (c 1924-28) is an example of his mixing the media in a single work, coupling woodblock printing with oil painting. It shows an extended series of farm buildings not far from J?lster Lake.

    Astrup uses the natural environment to generate one of his most magical works. Two people are engaged in milking a goat by the entrance to a building in the left foreground. The farm buildings have turf roofs with luxuriant growth, in one case sporting a small tree. Spindly birches stand next to them, their leaves shimmering in the light of the crescent moon.

    That moon is reflected in a small pond which is surrounded by marsh marigolds in full flower. You can hear the silence among the massive rock bluffs which tower over the lake, and that in the centre looks like the head of an owl, watching over the stillness of the night.

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Other paintings by Nikolai Astrup:

Svanoe Hovedgard (Svanoe Manor)
Svanoe Hovedgard (Svanoe Manor)
The Breeze Stone (Briseldesteinen)
The Breeze Stone (Briseldesteinen)
The Cave
The Cave
Nikolai AstrupNorwegian modernist painter Nikolai Astrup was born in Kalvåg. In 1899, Astrup left for Kristiania (now Oslo) where he matriculated as student at the Royal Academy of Design. Astrup quickly left to join Harriet Backer’s painting school where he studied until 1901. Astrup lived in Paris where he studied at the Académie Julian. He was a student of Christian Krohg at Académie Colarossi from 1901-02. Astrup later traveled to Berlin, Dresden, Munich, and Hamburg. By 1902, he had returned to and settled in Jøster. In 1911, Astrup studied under Lovis Corinth in Berlin at Arthur Lewin-Funcke’s school of Painting.

Astrup preferred clear, strong colors and usually made landscape art depicting his surroundings in Jølster. His paintings describe an intimate interaction between nature and the developed environment, characterized by bold lines and distinctive rich color. Astrup is regarded as a neo-romantic painter, but he also worked with woodcuts.