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Peder Balke, The Tempest, about 1862

Balke was among the first artists to paint the far north of his native Norway. By the 1860s, lack of commercial success led him to give up painting professionally.

The small scenes he then executed for his own pleasure are now recognised as highly original improvisations. Forgotten for a century, he is an important Scandinavian rediscovery.


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