Carl Johansson

Snowy Landscape With Buildings

Carl Johansson

Snowy Landscape With Buildings

This late 19th-century oil painting by Swedish artist Carl Johansson (1863-1944) depicts a wintery view with buildings.

A prominent peak, almost crystalline, dominates this chilly vista. Towering over an abundance of snow etched by partially buried fences. On either side, the forests appear like stalagmites, flanking the farm with their brightly coloured facades.

Johansson was a rebel - a progressive artist influenced by the French Impressionists. Following three years at the formal Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, he joined ‘the Opponents’ and sought to embrace modernity. Here, we see his philosophies in action - applied with texture, feeling and mood.

This was observed from life, with boots submerged in the crunch of winter.

Signed/dated lower left and framed.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 32½” x 26½” / 83cm x 68cm
Year of creation: 1898
Provenance: Private collection, Sweden
Condition: Artwork presents well. Fine craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £36,318

Carl Johansson

Carl Johansson

Carl Johansson trained at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. He participated in the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889 and was elected a member of the Academy in 1934. His works are held in numerous public collections including at the National Museum, Stockholm, and the Swedish State's collection at Gripsholm Castle.

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