The Life-Enhancing Beauty of Harald Sohlberg’s Landscapes


One of Norway’s greatest painters, Harald Sohlberg’s landscapes capture a powerful sense of emotion. Sohlberg’s meditative works invite the viewer to share in his awe of the Nordic landscape and to question our own relationship with the natural world. In this episode of Expert Voices, hear how Sohlberg achieved such strength of colour and discover how his technique differed from his contemporary Edvard Munch. Painted in 1898, ‘Ripe Fields’ is a seminal work in Sohlberg’s career and will appear at auction for the first time in our upcoming sale of 19th Century European Paintings (11 December | London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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