Thursday, January 06, 2011

The town

Here is an artist I had frankly never heard of until I came across this particular painting on a Naxos CD cover. August Strindberg (1849-1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, and essayist - his extensive wikipedia article hardly mentions his fine art at all. But works like the above show what a strong talent he had in this field as well. Great post-impressionism, bordering on expressionism - quite visionary for a 19th century work! More on Strindberg in the wikipedia article linked to below.