Majestic mountain ranges; frozen rivers; peaceful fjords; and moonrise on the beach. The beauty of Norwegian nature has fascinated painters since the Romantic era. Over 50 works in the Augustinermuseum now invite you to take a journey to the far north. One of the first Norwegians to be internationally successful with his landscapes was Johan Christian Dahl (1788–1857). He achieved the feat of transferring his spontaneous experiences of nature onto canvas using his brush, thereby giving inspiration for his homeland to artist colleagues from all over Europe. Paintings of the “wild” country became extremely popular during the course of the 19th century. In his line structure, Edvard Munch (1863–1944) ultimately departed from the realistic to a more abstract representation that has a unique expressive power.
Andreas Achenbach, Louis Apol, Anders Askevold, Peder Balke, Carl Barth, Gustav Boenisch, Johan Christian Dahl, Johannes Duntze, Jahn Ekenæs, Hans Frederik Gude, Louis Gurlitt, Kitty Kielland, Christian Morgenstern, Morten Müller, Edvard Munch, Gerhard Munthe, Adelsteen Normann, Heinrich Petersen-Flensburg, Friedrich Preller d. Ä., Georg Anton Rasmussen, Georg Saal, Franz Schiertz, Fredrik Sødring, Harald Sohlberg, Frits Thaulow, Friedrich Thöming