Lars Hertervig, 1830-1902

Collection by H. K. Berg


He was born on Borgøya, an island outside the western coast of Norway. As an adult, he suffered from mental illness and melancholia, but he never stopped working on his art. He also spent years of his life in deepest poorness, but history tells that he painted every day, the last 30 years of his life. Lars Hertervig is a treasure in the Norwegian art history; his works are filled with an enigmatic kind of magic and beauty, - he painted the most beautiful skies I ever have seen in art.

H. K. Berg
Lars Hertervig (Norwegian, Old Pine Trees, oil on canvas, 64 x cm, Museum Stavanger Fantasy Landscape, Landscape Art, Landscape Paintings, Stavanger, Forest Scenery, Art Graphique, Romanticism, Impressionism, Illusions

Lars Hertervig, a Norwegian artist who never received the recognition he deserved. When I see paintings like his, it reminds me how it often seems like those claimed to be insane have an extended awareness. They manage to capture what lies beyond the illusions, bringing us closer to the truth. (And I can so agree to these words! HKB)

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Landscape with poplar, drawing, 1858. Norwegian National Museum.