Evening Mood-Lidingö

Evening Mood-Lidingö

1900

Eugène Jansson

(Swedish, 1862-1915)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 94 x 172.4 x 5.1 cm (37 x 67 7/8 x 2 in.); Unframed: 90.1 x 168.6 cm (35 1/2 x 66 3/8 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 2005.4

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Jansson has been described as the supreme representative of the lyrical style of “mood” painting in Scandinavian art. The swirling brushstrokes and telescopic perspective in this view of a field near Stockholm draw the viewer toward the isolated trees in the distance. All lines converge at this black mass, silhouetted by the final remnants of the sunset. An atmosphere of melancholy and loneliness are relieved only by the appearance of the first evening star.

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