KROHG, CHRISTIAN. Tiden Omkring Kristiania-Bohemen (The Time Around Kristiana-Boheme)

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This catalog was published on the occasion of the February - June 2014 exhibition at Kunstforeningen Gl Strand in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition focuses on the activities of the Norwegian painter, Christian Krohg (1852-1925) and Bohemian Kristiania, in the years from 1880 to 1900. In those years Krohg was of great importance to Norwegian artistic and cultural life, and through his art and writings occupied a central position in public debate on culture on the country. In the 1880s Krohg participated in the circle of so-called Kristiania Bohemians who, in the wake of the literary critic Hans J?ger?s censored work Fra Kristiania-BohÉmen (1885) waged ?war? on the bourgeoise, its morality and its social and political values. Those who formed the core of this ?Kristiania BohÅme? were rather younger than Krohg, and a few of them described him afterwards more as an ?honorary Bohemian? In the Bohemian period Krohg still adhered to Naturalism. What particularly linked Krohg and J?ger was their strong conviction that art should play an active role in the development of society; a society where the individual was free. Through Krohg?s use of the portrait the exhibition turns the focus on the artist?s great engagement in the world around him and the milieu of which he was a part, as well as the way he championed the role of art in society. During these years he painted intimate depictions of his family on the one hand, and on the other a succession of portraits of artists, literati and others who were part of the Norwegian artistic and cultural scene in the period. However, Krohg also chose to make room for people who did not otherwise play any visible or significant role in public, and at Skagen as well as Kristiania he painted the ordinary population with great empathy and interest in the individual.?, Danish, Year2014, Illust. B/W5, Illust. Color52, ISBN 9788774410928, Code 7017. Softbound, In Pristine Condition, Bios. Cat. of exh. Pages 112, Size 9 1/2?x 8?. Bookseller Inventory #

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