In his art, Harald Sohlberg (1869–1935) focused primarily on the Norwegian landscape. Although his pictures show specific places, they also represent landscapes of the mind, of thought and eternity. This exhibition explores the full breadth of Sohlberg’s artistic career.
"Infinite Landscapes" will be the final exhibition before the National Gallery temporarily closes
Sohlberg focused on parts of Norway that had attracted little interest among other artists. With his pictures he helped places such as Røros and Rondane to establish cultural and artistic identities. Despite their apparent realism, his paintings stand aloof from time and geographic location.
The exhibition shows the range and ambiguity of Sohlberg’s art. His pictures are mysterious and thought provoking. Images of tranquil summer nights convey the beauty of nature, while at the same time arousing a sense of disquiet. His rich colours appeal to our intuitions and emotions. He explores hidden connections between the outer perceptible world and the inner essence of the human condition.