Apple Tree in Bloom

undefined undefined undefined, 1926 - 1927, 780 x 1000 mm

KODE Kunstmuseer og komponisthjem (KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes), Sparebankstiftelsen DnB

The garden in the smallholding in Sandalstrand was not only meant to provide the growing family with sustenance. It also provided motifs for Astrup’s art. The steep hill was unproductive and a challenge to cultivate, and apple trees were particularly difficult to get to grow, due to the hares that continuously ate them. In this painting, however, the garden is depicted in all its glory, nearly as Astrup describes it in a letter from 1920: “... you wouldn’t believe how surprised we were upon our return from Förde. Everything was transformed during those two days; the forest had taken on that cool-green fresh colour that is gets in the spring here, when the warm weather arrives. The two days have done wonders; the apple trees (the blossoms) were nearly all budding, and the cherry and plum trees were in full bloom. The Rhubarb leaves had grown to nearly twice their size during the two days – there were motifs everywhere, so that I didn’t know what I should begin to paint.” 

1926-1928:

Nikolai Astrup

(1880-1928)

1928-1932-:

Engel Astrup

(1892-1966)

-1955-1973:

*Johan Wilhelm Loennecken

(1907-1973)

1973-1980-:

Rolf Loennecken

(1902-1988)

1928-10-10 - 1928-11-4

Nikolai Astrup. Mindeutstilling

Bergen

98

1928-11-11 - 1928-12-9

Nikolai Astrup. Mindeutstilling

Kristiania (Oslo)

98

1932-4-19 - 1932-5-8

Nicolai Astrup

[no]

1955-1-10 - 1955-12-31

Nikolai Astrup. Malerier og tresnitt

Oslo

112

1980-3-14 - 1980-4-7

Nikolai Astrup 1880–1928. Maleri, tegning, grafikk

Bergen

75

1980-4-12 - 1980-5-4

Nikolai Astrup 1880–1928. Maleri, tegning, grafikk

Oslo

75

1980-6-4 - 1980-6-29

Nikolai Astrup 1880–1928. Maleri, tegning, grafikk

Trondheim

75

1994 - 1994

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Stavanger

42

1994-9-17 - 1994-11-13

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Oslo

42

1995 - 1995

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Trondheim

42

1995 - 1995

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Lillehammer

42

1995-3-18 - 1995-5-7

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Bergen

42

1995-5-15 - 1995-9-15

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Jølster

42

2005-1-15 - 2005-2-27

Nikolai Astrup. Tilhørighet og identitet

Tønsberg

[no]

2005-3-11 - 2005-5-1

Nikolai Astrup. Tilhørighet og identitet

Drammen

[no]

2005-5-24 - 2005-8-14

Nikolai Astrup. Tilhørighet og identitet

Bergen

[no]

2005-8-28 - 2005-10-23

Nikolai Astrup. Tilhørighet og identitet

Stavanger

[no]

2005-11-6 - 2006-1-1

Nikolai Astrup. Tilhørighet og identitet

Trondheim

[no]

2006-2-11 - 2006-3-26

Nikolai Astrup. Tilhørighet og identitet

Kristiansand

[no]

2006-5-20 - 2006-8-13

Nikolai Astrup. Tilhørighet og identitet

Jølster

[no]

2006-8-26 - 2006-10-1

Nikolai Astrup. Tilhørighet og identitet

Notodden

[no]

2006-10-14 - 2006-12-30

Nikolai Astrup. Tilhørighet og identitet

Lillehammer

[no]

2010-8-13 - 2010-11-14

Nikolai Astrup. Drømmebilleder

København

[no]

2016-6-10 - 2016-9-11

Nikolai Astrup Norske Landskap

Oslo

77

2016-10-2 - 2017-1-22

Nikolai Astrup: Norwegen. Eine Entdeckung

Emden

77

2021-6-19 - 2021-9-19

Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway

72

2021-10-15 - 2022-1-23

Nikolai Astrup. Rå natur

72

2022-2-19 - 2022-5-28

Nikolai Astrup. Visioner av norsk natur

72

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

Bergens Kunstforening. Nikolai Astrup 1880–1928. Mindeutstilling. Bergen: Bergens kunstforening, 1928.

Loge, Øystein. Gartneren under regnbuen. Hjemstavnskunstneren Nikolai Astrup. Oslo: Dreyers Forlag, 1986.

Kunstnernes Hus. Nikolai Astrup. Malerier og tresnitt. Oslo: Kunstnernes Hus, 1955.