A Clear Night in June

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Sparebankstiftelsen DnB

The motif in A Clear Night in June is found in several of Astrup’s pictures. The farmstead, with its numerous cluster of buildings, was situated directly above the parsonage in Ålhus, but it was the profusion of marigolds that captured Astrup’s interest in particular. The marsh was a perfect breeding ground for the yellow marigolds that light up the landscape in the limpid summer night. As a result of modern farming methods this marsh was drained, and the meadow full of marigolds slowly dried out. An important part of the motif thus disappeared, and Astrup was forced to look elsewhere for marigold fields that he might study and use instead. If you look carefully, you can see two mysterious shadows that stretch across the landscape.

Exhibition_history

Separate_exhibition

2016-5-1 - 2016-5-5

Nikolai Astrup Painting Norway

London

5

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2016-6-10 - 2016-9-11

Nikolai Astrup Norske Landskap

Oslo

5

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2016-10-2 - 2017-1-22

Nikolai Astrup: Norwegen. Eine Entdeckung

Emden

5

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2021-6-19 - 2021-9-19

Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway

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2021-10-15 - 2022-1-23

Nikolai Astrup. Rå natur

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2022-2-19 - 2022-5-28

Nikolai Astrup. Visioner av norsk natur

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Group_exhibition

Carey, Frances; Dejardin, Ian A. C.; Stevens, MaryAnne, Painting Norway. Nikolai Astrup (1880–1928). Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd. London, 2016, 85.

Carey, Frances; Dejardin, Ian A. C.; Stevens, MaryAnne, Painting Norway. Nikolai Astrup (1880–1928). Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd. London, 2016, 85.

Carey, Frances; Dejardin, Ian A. C.; Stevens, MaryAnne, Painting Norway. Nikolai Astrup (1880–1928). Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd. London, 2016, 85.

Loge, Øystein, Betrothed to Nature. Det Norske Samlaget. Oslo, 2010, 95, 98.