Carl Johansson – Swedish Lake in Moonlight

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Carl Johansson Swedish (1863 – 1944)
Swedish Lake in Moonlight
oil on canvas
21.5 x 32.25 inches
Signed and dated (lower left)

Private collection, United Kingdom

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Carl Johansson is perhaps the Swedish artist most influenced by the famous French Impressionists.  He captures the impulses from their paintings.  He arrived in Paris in 1891 and was captivated by the masters Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro.  After this period his palette becomes more sparkling and often with elements of violet. His works show a great feeling for depicting the movement and reflection of water and the motifs of nature.  During his life, Carl Johansson’s landscape painting reached an audience far beyond Sweden’s borders. His work was shown at the World’s Fair in Paris in 1889, the anniversary exhibition in Buenos Aires in 1910 and in San Francisco in 1916.

Artwork Description

In this Carl Johansson painting there is a strong exploration of light. Peering through the trees there are shades of white as flickering reflections upon the lake. This central point draws the viewer through the trees to the large sealine in the horizon. Contrasting these bright colours upon the water, Johannsson incorporates deep blues and purples into the green pines causing the white to become even brighter.

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