Øen Trænen,


Hestmanden, 1834

Knud Baade
(1808 - 1879)

Knud Baade, like his contemporary Balke, was also a pupil of the Norwegian painter J. C. Dahl. Baade is a renown landscape artist who, in 1834, visited Nordland to make paintings. His pictures resemble those of his master, but they tend to be somewhat more exaggerated: where Dahl's painting style is more reserved, Baade overemphasizes. He was more interested, too, in portraying the potential mood of nature rather than creating true-to-life likenesses. His 1834 Nordland journey was his only visit to northern Norway. Otherwise, he remained living in Germany, where he eventually became the master of lyrical moonlight motifs.

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