Thursday, March 4, 2021

Karl Fredrik Nordström

Karl Fredrik Nordström (1855-1923) was a Swedish painter who studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Art. 

During a sojourn in France he was inspired by artists like Paul Gauguin and by Japanese prints and other modernist trends.  

This experience led him and a few dozen of his contemporaries to write a formal letter to the Academy requesting that they modernize their approach to teaching and exhibiting art. 

The Academy didn't agree, but Nordström allied with like-thinking artists anyway.

Nordström's own paintings become more concerned with broken color, pointillism, and flat fields of color devoid of obvious subject matter. 

1 comment:

Susan Krzywicki said...

I love the way he painted the sails and the mountain feature.