Close Encounters: Oda Krohg's "A Japanese Lantern"
Oda Krohg (1860–1935) gained early recognition as an artist in a time when this was uncommon for women. She is perhaps known to many for her alternative lifestyle, her marriage to the "father of Norwegian realism", Christian Krohg, and has been referred to, among other things, as “the bohemian princess".
Like many women in art history, her personal story has often overshadowed her accomplishments as an artist. The National Museum's collection shows that Oda Krohg was a pioneer in capturing Nordic and international trends in art.
Anne Wichstrøm is a professor of art history and through her research on women in Norwegian art history has highlighted Oda Krohg as one of the most important artists of her time. Together with curator Ingvild Hammervoll, she brings you up close to one of Krohg’s finest works, Japansk lykt (A Japanese Lantern) (1886), and several of her other works from the National Museum's collection.
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The event is in English. A version with Norwegian and English subtitles will be published on YouTube after the live event.
Close Encounters is a new online series from Nasjonalmuseet, where we get close to some of the highlights of the paintings and drawings collection.