Close Encounters: Harald Sohlberg’s “Winter Night in the Mountains”
Get to know what has been called Norway’s “national painting”; Harald Sohlberg’s “Winter Night in the Mountains” from 1914. What does this blue painting of the cold winter night in the mountains symbolize? Did the artist actually paint this outside in the freezing cold? What are the challenges facing the conservators when they wish to preserve this painting for the future?
In this live broadcast from the National Gallery's conservation studio, you will meet Thierry Ford, paintings conservator at the National Museum, Mai Britt Guleng, curator at the National Museum and Sohlberg specialist and, not least, the blue winter night itself.
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The event is held in English. A version with Norwegian 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 collection.