Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Giuseppe Bernardino Bison - Pluto and a Harlequin in Hell, 18th-19th C

Giuseppe Bernardino Bison - Pluto and a Harlequin in Hell, 18th-19th C

William Holbrook Beard - The Witches Convention, 1876

William Holbrook Beard - The Witches Convention, 1876

More paintings by William Holbrook Beard can be found in this previous post.

Artwork found at Sotheby's.

Studio of David Teniers the Younger - The Witches Sabbath, 17th C

Studio of David Teniers the Younger - The Witches Sabbath, 17th C

A version of this painting as copied by Dominique Vivant-Denon was previously shared here.

Artwork found at Sotheby's.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Antoine Valentin Jumel Noireterre - The Duel, 1853

Antoine Valentin Jumel Noireterre - The Duel, 1853

Artwork found at Scribe3haxan  The artwork originates from The Sabix website and exists in the collection of the Goya Museum in Castres, France.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Gunnar Utsond (1864-1950)

Gunnar Utsond - OgleOgle, date unknown

Gunnar Utsond - Vampyr (photo 3) 1911-12

Gunnar Utsond - Vampyr (photo 2) 1911-12

Gunnar Utsond - Vampyr (photo 1) 1911-12Vampyr, 1911-12


Artworks by the Norwegian artist Gunnar Utsond found at the Digital Museum.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Gerhard Munthe (1849 - 1929)

Gerhard Munthe - In the Giant's Lair, 1892
In the Giant's Lair, 1892

Gerhard Munthe - The Door in the Rock, 1895
The Door in the Rock, 1895

Gerhard Munthe - The Gate of the Princess, 1894
The Gate of the Princess, 1894

Gerhard Munthe - Asmund Goes Up to the Door in the Rock, 1902-04
Asmund Goes Up to the Door in the Rock, 1902-04

Gerhard Munthe - The First Hall, 1902-04
The First Hall, 1902-04

Gerhard Munthe - The Second Hall, 1902-04
The Second Hall, 1902-04

Gerhard Munthe - The Third hall, 1902-04
The Third hall, 1902-04

Gerhard Munthe - The Fourth Hall, 1902-04
The Fourth Hall, 1902-04

Gerhard Munthe - The Fifth Hall, 1902-04
The Fifth Hall, 1902-04

Gerhard Munthe - Asmund bringing Home Silver and Gold, 1902-04
Asmund bringing Home Silver and Gold, 1902-04

Gerhard Munthe - Asmund in the King's Hall, 1902-04
Asmund in the King's Hall, 1902-04

Gerhard Munthe - Asmund and the Princess Riding Home, 1902-04
Asmund and the Princess Riding Home, 1902-04

Gerhard Munthe - Asmund and Brothers at Sea, 1902:04
Asmund and Brothers at Sea, 1902

Gerhard Munthe - Helhesten, 1892
Helhesten, 1892

Gerhard Munthe - The Bergtagne, From folk song about Liti Kjersti, 1928
The Bergtagne, From folk song about Liti Kjersti, 1928

Gerhard Munthe - Mørkredd, 1892
Mørkredd, 1892

Gerhard Munthe - Tapestry, 1906
Tapestry, 1906

Gerhard Munthe - Saga, 1926Saga, 1926

Gerhard Munthe - Billy Goats Gruff, 1908
Billy Goats Gruff, 1908

Gerhard Munthe - Til Snorre Sturlason, Kongesagaer, Kristiania 1899
Til Snorre Sturlason, Kongesagaer, Kristiania 1899

Gerhard Munthe - Til Snorre Sturlason, Kongesagaer, Kristiania, 1899
Til Snorre Sturlason, Kongesagaer, Kristiania, 1899

Gerhard Munthe - Title Decoration, Harald Hardrades Saga, 1899
Title Decoration, Harald Hardrades Saga, 1899

Gerhard Munthe - Kong Jørund's Death, 1899
Kong Jørund's Death, 1899

Gerhard Munthe - Odin øver seid, 1899
Odin øver seid, 1899

Gerhard Munthe - Sottedøden, 1899Sottedøden, 1899

Gerhard Munthe - The Final Vignette, Yngling Saga, 1899The Final Vignette, Yngling Saga, 1899

Gerhard Munthe - Glælognskvida, 1895-99Glælognskvida, 1895-99

Gerhard Munthe - Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 1, 1933Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 1, 1933

Gerhard Munthe - Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 2, 1933Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 2, 1933

Gerhard Munthe - Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 3, 1933Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 3, 1933

Gerhard Munthe - Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 4, 1933Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 4, 1933

Gerhard Munthe - Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 5, 1933Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 5, 1933

Gerhard Munthe - Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 6, 1933Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 6, 1933

Gerhard Munthe - Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 7, 1933Norwegian Folk Tales, Illustrated Page 7, 1933

Gerhard Munthe - Fairy-tale Room in the hotel at Holmenkollen, (photo 5) 1901Fairy-tale Room in the hotel at Holmenkollen, (photo 1) 1901

Gerhard Munthe - Fairy-tale Room in the hotel at Holmenkollen, (photo 2) 1901-05Fairy-tale Room in the hotel at Holmenkollen, (photo 2) 1901-05

Gerhard Munthe - Fairy-tale Room in the hotel at Holmenkollen, (photo 4) 1901-05Fairy-tale Room in the hotel at Holmenkollen, (photo 3) 1901-05

Gerhard Munthe - Fairy-tale Room in the hotel at Holmenkollen, (photo 3) 1901-05Fairy-tale Room in the hotel at Holmenkollen, (photo 4) 1901-05

Gerhard Munthe - Fairy-tale Room in the hotel at Holmenkollen, (photo 1) 1901-05Fairy-tale Room in the hotel at Holmenkollen, (photo 5) 1901-05

Exterior view of the hotel at Holmenkollen, 1901Exterior view of the hotel at Holmenkollen, 1901

 "In the Fairy-tale Room in the hotel at Holmenkollen, near Oslo, Munthe's carved wooden wall panels and doorframes with monster-like trolls combined with his furniture and textiles to make a Gesamtkunstwerk" - quote source
Gerhard Munthe - Wall of Artworks
"Gerhard Peter Frantz Munthe (19 July 1849, Elverum, Hedmark – 15 January 1929) was a Norwegian painter and illustrator.

When Munthe moved to Christiania in 1863, his intention was to study medicine like his father, but his father advised him to take up the arts. He studied under Johan Fredrik Eckersberg in 1870, and continued under Morten Müller and Knud Bergslien until 1874. Between 1874 and 1876 he studied under Andreas Achenbach and his third cousin Ludvig Munthe in Düsseldorf. From 1877 to 1882 he lived in Munich most of the time. However, many of his motifs were taken from Norway. At this time he painted in the naturalist style. He is represented with several works in the National Gallery of Norway. Internationally he took part at the Exposition Universelle of 1900, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 and elsewhere.

From the 1890s he experimented with decorative art in the Arts and Crafts style. From 1896 to 1899 he was occupied with illustrating the works of Snorri Sturluson, together with Erik Werenskiold, whom he had met in Munich. Some of his works were woven into large tapestries. He also created monumental decorations, some of which have been lost, as was his house at Lysaker which was consumed by fire in 1982." - quote source

"Munthe himself said that the inspiration for the socalled Fairytale Moods came from three sources: old, Norwegian patterns and woven textiles, a child-like imagination, and the ancient stories that came before folktales; “ A fine time, when Trolls were never stupid in a good-hearted way they were cunning Jotuns in a time where all was blood and iron and far more terrible” - Dagens Nyheter, 17.1.1894" - quotation taken from pdf article on the artist titled "The Fairytaleworld of Gerhard Munthe"


Images found at Wikimedia Commons, Digital Museum and the 19th Century Architectural Photography Collection.

The National Library of Norway has a fantastic selection of fully scanned sketchbooks, notebooks and a few illustrated books by Munthe in their collection here.  Some recommended examples include sketchbook 1, sketchbook 2, sketchbook 3, illustrated book 1, illustrated book 2.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Per Krohg

Per Krohg - There they met a hell narrow with troll hags, 1936"There they met a hell narrow with troll hags." 1936

Per Krohg - "Now you go into the castle and let the Trolls whip you." 1936 "Now you go into the castle and let the Trolls whip you." 1936

Per Krohg - "One could not say that he was a beautiful old man."  Illustration for " Grave 's stories " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe,Total Adventure , 1936"One could not say that he was a beautiful old man."  Illustration for " Grave 's stories " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, Total Adventure, 1936

Per Krohg - "As he ascended into the air , he came in with a north wind." Illustration for "The Three Princesses in Whiteland ," P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, total adventure , 1936"As he ascended into the air , he came in with a north wind." Illustration for "The Three Princesses in Whiteland ," P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, total adventure , 1936

Per Krohg - " She took her husband out of bed an Easter evening , and rode on his back just from Gudbrandsdalen and Bergens church - "Illustration for " Grave 's stories " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, total adventure , 1936 "She took her husband out of bed an Easter evening , and rode on his back just from Gudbrandsdalen and Bergens church - "Illustration for " Grave 's stories " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, Total Adventure, 1936

Per Krohg - Draugen Come Ashore,Illustration for  "Tufte People at Sandflæsa " in P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, Total Adventure,1936Draugen Come Ashore, Illustration for "Tufte People at Sandflæsa " in P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, Total Adventure, 1936

Per Krohg - "He chopped the troll , then all five heads sped away over the sand." Illustration for "Little Short " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, total adventure, 1936"He chopped the troll , then all five heads sped away over the sand." Illustration for "Little Short " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, Total Adventure, 1936

Per Krohg - " How in the world can my bride , who is so beautiful, have such loathsome mis-shapen Aunts ? "Illustration to " The Three Most Pure" , P. Chr . Asbjörnsen and J. Moe , The Fairy , 1936" How in the world can my bride , who is so beautiful, have such loathsome mis-shapen Aunts ? "Illustration to " The Three Most Pure" , P. Chr . Asbjörnsen and J. Moe, The Fairy, 1936

Per Krohg - " And in front of them walked a big black dog - "Illustration for " Grave 's stories " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, total adventure , 1936"And in front of them walked a big black dog - "Illustration for " Grave 's stories " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, total adventure , 1936

Per Krohg - "Best he coarse , sprang a cat in front of the cubicle and across the room." Illustrationn to " Gypsies " , P. Chr . Asbjörnsen and J. Moe , The Fairy 1936"Best he coarse , sprang a cat in front of the cubicle and across the room." Illustrationn to " Gypsies " , P. Chr . Asbjörnsen and J. Moe , The Fairy, 1936

"Per Lasson Krohg (18 June 1889 – 3 March 1965) was a Norwegian artist. He is most frequently associated with the mural he created for the United Nations Security Council Chamber, located in the United Nations building in New York City.

Per Krohg was born in Åsgårdstrand, Norway, the son of painters Christian Krohg and Oda Krohg. The family lived in Paris, where Per Krohg grew up. He showed artistic talent early, and studied first with his father (from 1903 to 1907), then with Henri Matisse (from 1909 to 1910). In the early years he worked as a newspaper illustrator and taught tango in Paris.

Krohg's work as an artist covered a wide field, from paper drawings, illustrations, and posters to set design, sculpture, and monumental paintings. After returning to Norway in 1930 he taught at the National College of Art and Design in Oslo. During the Second World War, he was a forced laborer at the Veidal Prison Camp. In 1946 he was appointed professor at the National Art Academy, and served as its director from 1955 to 1958. Among others, his students included artists Frithjof Tidemand-Johannessen and Tulla Blomberg Ranslet. Krohg created the murals for the United Nations Security Council Chamber, located in the United Nations building in New York City. He adorned many other public buildings with large frescoes, including the Physics and Chemistry Buildings at the University of Oslo and the Oslo City Hall. He is represented at the National Museum for Art and Skagens Museum.

In 1950 he received the King's Medal of Merit in gold, and 1955 he was appointed Commander of the Order of St. Olav. From 1936 he was a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and in 1948 he was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal." - quote source