Light and Darkness

Karl Nordström, Kyrkesund,

Bodil Karlsson/Nationalmuseum

Karl Nordström, Kyrkesund, 1911
Oil on canvas

"No sunshine – a spiritually cooling violet tone across mountains and hills and the green fields like wide folds of soft velvet... In pale, pale sunlight the billowing, gleaming, greenish waters – above, a light-violet sky and between the two a deep-violet coastline speckled with gold!"

This was Karl Nordström's description of the Swedish West Coast, making an interesting distinction between the sunlight that characterised his early paintings and the sunlight that creates a modest, atmospheric lighting in his later works, such as Kyrkesund.

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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