Kunstnerviften

  • Artists:

    • Hans Heyerdahl
    • Thorolf Holmboe
    • Fredrik Kolstø
    • Otto Sinding
    • Gustav Lærum
    • Gerhard Munthe
    • Hans Gude
    • Jacob Bratland
    • Axel Ender
    • Asta Nørregaard
    • Eilif Peterssen
    • Elisabeth Sinding
    • Karl Uchermann
    • Severin Segelcke
    • Christian Skredsvig
    • Amaldus Nielsen
    • Carl Fredrik Sundt-Hansen
  • Creation date: (1898)
  • Object type: Painting

Artists/producers

  • Hans Heyerdahl

    Billedkunstner, Painter

    Born 1857 in Dalarna, Sverige, death 1913 in Oslo

  • Thorolf Holmboe

    Billedkunstner, Decorative artist, Goldsmith, Illustrator, Painter

    Born 1866 in Vefsn, death 1935 in Oslo

  • Fredrik Kolstø

    Billedkunstner

    Born 1860 in Haugesund, death 1945 in Trondheim

  • Otto Sinding

    Billedkunstner

    Born 1842 in Kongsberg, death 1909 in München, Tyskland

  • Gustav Lærum

    Billedkunstner

    Born 1870 in Fetsund, Akershus, death 1938 in Oslo

  • Gerhard Munthe

    Billedkunstner, Painter, Drawing artist

    Born 19.07.1849 in Skanshagen, death 15.01.1929 in Lysaker, Norge

  • Hans Gude

    Billedkunstner, Painter

    Born 1825 in Oslo, death 1903 in Berlin, Tyskland

  • Jacob Bratland

    Billedkunstner, Painter

    Born 1859 in Bergen, death 1906 in Oslo

  • Axel Ender

    Sculptor, billedkunstner, Painter

    Born 1853 in Asker, death 1920 in Oslo

  • Asta Nørregaard

    Billedkunstner

    Born 1853, death 1933

    Asta Nørregaard is best known for her portraits. She painted a number of portraits of upper-class society members, both men and women. Her more complex figure compositions are perhaps less known, such as the altarpiece in Gjøvik Church (1883) or Julenattsmesse i et fransk kloster (Christmas Night Mass Celebrated in a French Nunnery) (1888–89).

    Nørregaard grew up in a military officer's family in the Norwegian capital. She began studying at Bergslien's art school at the age of twenty. She was a student of Eilif Peterssen in Munich from 1875 to 1878 and later studied in Paris. She wanted to specialise in portraiture, though she also painted several landscapes and figure compositions. Nørregaard completed a number of formal portraits on commission.

    Portraits of the upper class

    The women in upper-class society were particularly keen to have Nørregaard paint their portrait, though she often painted husbands and wives together as a family. Nørregaard most often portrayed women using pastels, while men were portrayed in oil. She also often used pastels when portraying children.

    Nørregaard's portraits are often characterised by a strong realism. The viewer is likely convinced that the model looked exactly like the portrait.

    A provocative altarpiece

    Nørregaard's most prestigious assignment was the altarpiece of Gjøvik Church. The church was designed by architect J. W. Nordan and inaugurated in 1882. The motif of the altarpiece is the comforting Christ, and the composition is dominated by a standing Christ figure. The altarpiece was painted in Paris. It was not well received when it arrived in Gjøvik in 1883; the image of Christ was considered too small and insignificant. As a result, Nørregaard had to change the composition and enlarge the figure of Christ. Nørregaard felt disheartened by this, but at least the congregation in Gjøvik was satisfied.

  • Eilif Peterssen

    Painter, Drawing artist

    Born 1852 in Oslo, death 1928 in Lysaker, Bærum

  • Elisabeth Sinding

    Billedkunstner

    Born 1846 in Romerike, Nes A, death 1930 in Oslo

  • Karl Uchermann

    Billedkunstner

    Born 1855 in Borge, death 1940 in Oslo

  • Severin Segelcke

    Billedkunstner

    Born 1867 in Oslo, death 1940 in Oslo

  • Christian Skredsvig

    Billedkunstner

    Born 1854 in Modum, death 1924 in Eggedal, Sigdal

  • Amaldus Nielsen

    Billedkunstner

    Born 1838 in Mandal, death 1932 in Oslo

  • Carl Fredrik Sundt-Hansen

    Billedkunstner

    Born 1841 in Stavanger, death 1907 in Stavanger

Work info

Creation date:
(1898)
Other titles:
Kunstnerviften (NOR)
Object type:
Materials and techniques:
Olje på treplate
Material:
Dimensions:
  • Depth: 3 cm
  • Width: 83.8 cm
  • Height: 45.2 cm
Keywords:
Classification:
Motif - type:
Acquisition:
Acquired 2003
Inventory no.:
NG.M.04483
Cataloguing level:
Single object
Owner and collection:
Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, The Fine Art Collections
Photo:
Børre Høstland