Interview · Peder Balke. The hallucinated landscape
The exhibition devoted to Edvard Munch is an opportunity to examine the work of another Norwegian artist, Peder Balke (1804-1887), one of the most original figures of Northern European Romanticism. Éric de Chassey, director of the Institut national d'histoire de l'art, Paris, and Knut Ljøgodt, director of the Nordic Institute of Art in Oslo, are happy to play along.
Peder Balke is one of the most eccentric artists of the Northern European Romantic movement. The Norwegian artist was haunted by the Arctic landscape he observed in 1832. A hallucinatory nature that encouraged him to forge his own technique made of glazes and mirror effects. His posterity includes Caspar David Friedrich, William Turner and even Anna-Eva Bergman (1909-1987). This work, copies of which are kept in the Louvre since a commission from King Louis-Philippe, is a real discovery.
- Éric de Chassey, director of the National Institute of Art History, Paris
- Knut Ljøgodt, director of the Nordic Institute of Art, Oslo
With the generous support of
- Thursday 19 January 7.00pm Fumoir