Snæfellsjökull, 1958

Snæfellsjökull, 1958

Jóhannes S. Kjarval

  • Year : 1958
  • Height : 104 cm
  • Width : 143 cm
  • Category : Málverk
  • Sub-category : Olíumálverk

Snæfellsjökull glacier, as viewed from Reykjavík, had long fascinated Kjarval. His first paintings of the glacier date back to around 1910. In 1942 he began spending time on the Snæfellsnes peninsula and later purchased the farm Einarslón. Magnificent and rugged surroundings, crowned by the glacier, became the inspiration for his large and powerful landscape paintings. Many of those focus on the interplay between the land and the sea, with the glacier rising out of the ocean with the sky as a backdrop, as the waves break on crags and shore.

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