Gethsemane

undefined undefined undefined, 1926 - 1926, 420 x 320 mm

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

Gethsemane is the name of the garden in Jerusalem where Christ was arrested on the eve of the crucifixion. Astrup has situated this biblical narrative in the parsonage garden in Ålhus. We recognise the hill with trees and the little garden patch from paintings such as Spring Night in the Garden and The Parsonage Garden in Moonlight. The picture has also been exhibited under the title The Dream, and the girl in the foreground appears as if she is dreaming, or in the presence of a vision, where Christ has revealed himself in the West Norwegian summer night. In the foreground the apostles lie asleep on the ground. A satanic mask stares malevolently at us from the side of the hill, and the men marching in step down the hill carrying spears and torches are depicted as naïve sticks figures in silhouette. Astrup’s relationship to religion was complicated. He was an opponent of Pietism, which his own father advocated, and often described himself as a “pagan”, but also wrote, “I nevertheless believe in his [God’s] existence – so ingrained is this terrible West Norwegian conscience”. 

-1926-1928:

Nikolai Astrup

(1880-1928)

1928-1955-:

Engel Astrup

(1892-1966)

-1955-1980-:

Christian Winther Astrup

(1919-1991)

-1980-1987-:

-1987-1994-:

-1994-2005:

1928-10-10 - 1928-11-4

Nikolai Astrup. Mindeutstilling

Bergen

235

1928-11-11 - 1928-12-9

Nikolai Astrup. Mindeutstilling

Kristiania (Oslo)

235

1955-1-10 - 1955-12-31

Nikolai Astrup. Malerier og tresnitt

Oslo

109

1956-11-2 - 1956

Nikolai Astrup 1880–1928

Stockholm

55

1980-3-14 - 1980-4-7

Nikolai Astrup 1880–1928. Maleri, tegning, grafikk

Bergen

73

1980-4-12 - 1980-5-4

Nikolai Astrup 1880–1928. Maleri, tegning, grafikk

Oslo

73

1980-6-4 - 1980-6-29

Nikolai Astrup 1880–1928. Maleri, tegning, grafikk

Trondheim

73

1986-6-21 - 1986-8-15

Nikolai Astrup. Naturkjensle mot industrisamfunnet

Sandalstrand, Jølster

23

1987-5-23 - 1987-9-30

Nikolai Astrup 1880–1928

Åmot

50

1994 - 1994

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Stavanger

44

1994-9-17 - 1994-11-13

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Oslo

44

1995 - 1995

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Lillehammer

44

1995 - 1995

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Trondheim

44

1995-3-18 - 1995-5-7

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Bergen

44

1995-5-15 - 1995-9-15

Nikolai Astrup. Tradisjon og overskridelse

Jølster

44

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]

2017-3-3 - 2020

Nikolai Astrup Ut av skyggen

Bergen

[no]

1991 - 1991

Deformasjon

Bergen

59

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

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

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

Stiftelsen Modums Blaafarveværk (undefined.). Nikolai Astrup 1880–1928. Modum: [s.n.], 1987.

Loge, Øystein. Nikolai Astrup: tradisjon og overskridelse. [Høvikodden]: Henie-Onstad kunstsenter, 1994.