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Christian Krohg, "Errand Boy Drinking Coffee", 1885. Gothenburg Museum of Art

Christian Krohg. Captivating images

15 June 2012–16 September 2012

The National Gallery

Christian Krohg (1852–1925) fuelled the debate about art in Norway for several decades through both his paintings and his outspoken views.

Krohg was deeply engaged in social issues and had ambitions for the role of art in society. One of his aims was to create art that would captivate and galvanise a broader audience, an aspiration that motivated some of his most important works: Albertine to See the Police SurgeonThe Sick GirlThe Struggle for Existence and Tired. The exhibition presents a cross-section of Krohg’s entire career, but with an emphasis on his paintings from the 1880s and 90s. Visitors will be able to see many of his best known pictures, brought together for the first time since the National Gallery’s major presentation of his work in 1987.

Curator: Vibeke Waallann Hansen