A museum-quality fine art giclée print of this stunning work by Norwegian artist Harald Sohlberg.
This beautiful Duille fine art print features “Winter Night in the Mountains” painted in 1914 by Norwegian artist Harald Sohlberg.
About the work
This famous work by Norwegian Neo-romantic artist Harald Sohlberg has captured the heart of its home nation. In 1995 it was named “Norway’s national painting” in a public vote.
Sohlberg painted multiple versions of Winter Night in a variety of different media. This version from 1914 is in oil and hangs in Oslo’s Nasjonalgalleriet.
A single gleaming star shines brightly in a deep blue-black cloudless evening sky above the snow covered mountains of Rondane. To the right a cross has been superimposed upon one of the peaks. Sohlberg’s intense efforts to convey the overwhelming majesty and beauty of his time in the mountains have been likened to a religious experience. “It was like being beneath the lofty vaults of a cathedral, only a thousand times stronger,” wrote the artist. The absence of human activity in the work enhances its powerful impact as celebration of natural beauty.
Sohlberg is particularly known for his depictions of the mountains of Rondane and the town of Røros. He attended the Royal School of Art and Design of Christiania and was later trained by graphic artist and painter Johan Nordhagen. His first retrospective exhibition outside Norway was shown at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London in 2019. Born in what is now modern day Oslo in 1869 into a family of eight children he did not finish school and at sixteen left to train as a decorative painter.
For three years from 1902 Sohlberg lived in Røros, a small mining town, with his wife. The colourful townscape inspired many beautifully detailed works featuring snow covered wooden houses. People rarely if ever featured in his paintings. Comparisons with the more psychologically – focused work of fellow Norwegian Edvard Munch were frequently repudiated by Sohlberg. It is probably fair to say that his works have little of the sometimes despairing undercurrents of Munch. They offer a timeless, still relevant beauty which is soothing to the modern soul.
Made to last
This is a museum-quality archival print made using materials which will last for many years. It is printed in archival quality pigment inks on Somerset Velvet 255gsm acid free paper reproducing the original work. As with any work of art we recommend displaying your print away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.
Available unframed in a choice of two sizes
This diagram shows the approximate scale when compared with a person.
|A3 sheet print details
Overall size: 297 x 420mm
Size of printed image: 277 x 313mm
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: 10mm
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 53mm
|A4 sheet print details
Overall size: 210 x 297mm
Size of printed image: 190 x 215mm
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: 21mm
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 41mm
Both sizes fit standard ready to use frames which are widely available.
Packed for protection with fast dispatch
Your unframed print will be sent wrapped in acid-free tissue and rolled in a protective tube.
All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.
Image reproduced courtesy of The National Museum, Oslo.
A3 print, A4 print