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Harald Sohlberg

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Harald Sohlberg was a turn-of-the-19th-century, Norwegian artist whose paintings perpetuated the Romantic movement that had concluded in 1850, approximately 40 years before he began painting. Unlike most “neo-romantic” painters, his work is not figurative but mostly subjects the Rondane mountains and the town of Røros. These images closely align with the Romantic view of the artist as an isolated, solitary creative deepy in tune with his own psyche. While his era saw the rise of various “isms” and schools of artists, Sohlberg refused to view himself as a fitting in with any contemporary art movement. This sentiment is reflected in his paintings that emphasize vast areas of space within landscapes or cityscapes.

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