The Goose

undefined undefined undefined, 1925 - 1925, 650 x 730 mm

KODE Kunstmuseer og komponisthjem (KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes), Sparebankstiftelsen DNB (The DNB Savings Bank Foundation)

A large white goose stands next to a rhubarb plant that is painted in many shades of green, which accentuate the decorative shapes of the leaves. The girl by the rhubarb has taken hold of the flower stem and is about to break off the bud. This was common practice in the spring, as it ensured the quality of the rhubarb stalks throughout the growing season. The steep slopes at Astruptunet made the conditions difficult for gardening, but Astrup nevertheless managed to cultivate large quantities of different varieties, and eventually became famous for the wine he produced. In a letter he writes: “There have been nearly 20 weddings in the village recently and it has become the latest trend to have rhubarb wine and rhubarb juice at all the festivities, and I am the free supplier for the entire village. I have not been able to do anything here ‘but pick stalks’ for a whole week.” 

-1925-1925-:

Nikolai Astrup

(1880-1928)

-1925-1955-:

Michael Maalsnes

(1886-1964)

-1990-2005:

1955-1-10 - 1955-12-31

Nikolai Astrup. Malerier og tresnitt

Oslo

105

1994 - 1994

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Stavanger

41

1994-9-17 - 1994-11-13

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Oslo

41

1995 - 1995

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Lillehammer

41

1995 - 1995

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Trondheim

41

1995-3-18 - 1995-5-7

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Bergen

41

1995-5-15 - 1995-9-15

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Jølster

41

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]

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

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