Cold Spring

undefined undefined undefined, 1926 - 1927, 620 x 720 mm

Sparebankstiftelsen DnB

A sheaf of wheat droops heavily over a giant head of cabbage in the vegetable garden, which has been taken by surprise by the first snowfall of the year. The mountain in the background is shaped like the profile of Astrup’s dear friend, the author Hans E. Kinck. Astrup illustrated several of Kinck’s short stories, and in a letter he describes: “… how I would illustrate a specific motif in ‘Driftekaren’ (‘The Drover’), where it unexpectedly snows on the spring flowers and green grass”. “When you uttered those words back then”, Kinck wrote, “it was the proudest moment of my life.” Astrup never managed to execute the planned illustration. Kinck died in 1926, and Astrup painted this picture immediately after he passed away. Kinck’s death was a great loss for Astrup. He later wrote, “I feel I have lost a part of myself, since he departed from our 22-year friendship”.

1926-1928:

Nikolai Astrup

(1880-1928)

1928-1928:

Engel Astrup

(1892-1966)

Exhibition_history

Separate_exhibition

2016-5-1 - 2016-5-5

Nikolai Astrup Painting Norway

London

95

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2016-6-10 - 2016-9-11

Nikolai Astrup Norske Landskap

Oslo

95

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2016-10-2 - 2017-1-22

Nikolai Astrup: Norwegen. Eine Entdeckung

Emden

95

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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, 195.

Carey, Frances; Dejardin, Ian A. C.; Stevens, MaryAnne, Painting Norway. Nikolai Astrup (1880–1928). Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd. London, 2016, 195.

Carey, Frances; Dejardin, Ian A. C.; Stevens, MaryAnne, Painting Norway. Nikolai Astrup (1880–1928). Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd. London, 2016, 195.

Bergens Kunstforening, Nikolai Astrup 1880–1928. Mindeutstilling. A/S John Griegs Boktrykkeri. Bergen, 1928.

Loge, Øystein, Gartneren under regnbuen. Hjemstavnskunstneren Nikolai Astrup. Grøndahl Dreyer / De Norske Bokklubbene. Oslo, 1993 [1986].