Carl Johansson

Sollentunaholm, Sweden

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Carl Johansson

Sollentunaholm, Sweden

Regular price £1,895.00
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This early 20th-century oil painting by Swedish artist Carl Johansson (1863-1944) depicts a wintery view in Sollentunaholm, near Stockholm, Sweden.

A contorted birch, almost serpentine, leans towards other sinuous trees creating a visual gateway towards the woods. A lone cottage is buried, barely conspicuous, among several feet of snow. This was observed from life, with boots submerged in the crunch of winter. Snow-covered vistas are fascinating when radiantly lit on a crisp morning. The light seems particularly magnificent in these conditions, illuminating the subtle undulations and culminating in a soft purple glow.

Johansson was a rebel - a progressive artist influenced by the French Impressionists. Following a three-year spell 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.

Signed/dated lower right and held within a fine gilt frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 45½” x 35” / 116cm x 89cm
Year of creation: c. 1930
Condition: Artwork presents well. 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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