Thursday, July 22, 2010

Northern Light: Nordic Art at the Turn of the Century

Northern Light: Nordic Art at the Turn of the Century
by Kirk Varnedoe [709.48 qVar]

This book introduces the reader to many Scandinavian artists, most of whom the reader will not recognize. Probably the most well known artist in the book is Edvard Munch. (His most famous painting is undoubtedly "The Scream.") Sweden's Carl Larsson also appears. The book includes reproductions in color of every artist represented and is therefore a good opportunity to learn more about Scandinavian art. The author includes artists from Finland and Iceland, in addition to the perhaps better known painters from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the subject heading "Art--Scandinavia" or "Munch, Edvard."] -- recommended by Rianne S. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ Biographical portrait of Kirk Varnedoe ]

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