Light and Darkness

Bruno Liljefors, Eider Ducks

Erik Cornelius/Nationalmuseum

Bruno Liljefors, Eider Ducks, 1894
Oil on canvas

Liljefors spent the summer of 1894 with artist friends on Östra Lagnö in the northern Stockholm Archipelago. From then on, the sea and the aquatic birds among the skerries and islets were part of his habitual imagery. The vibrant, yet muted colours of the summer evenings also inspired him towards a bolder palette. In this twilight scene with eiders resting on the soft waves, the deep-blue tone of the seawater contrasts with the pink shades of the evening sky. The sun's last rays cast reflections on the water and the white feathers of the eider drakes.

Photoshop rgb / jpeg
300 dpi

The image is free to use accompanied by photo credit and when illustrating editorial publicity directly related to the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden.

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