Anna - Eva Bergman (1909 - 1987) is regarded as one of the most important painters of the 20th century in Norway, long overshadowed by her husband, the painter Hans Hartung. For the first time her late work from 1973 up to her death in the Antibes is prese nted in a concentrated selction of approximately 35 paintings and drawings.
Since the end of the 1940s Anna - Eva Bergman concentrated on abstraction in painting. Her formal language draws on archetypical motifs rooted in the experience of the Nordic landsc ape and Scandinavian mythology: stones, cliffs, the sea, horizons, boats. The central themes of her work are landscape and light, which she also explored in a reduced and penetrating manner during her productive period in the Antibes, enriched by the exper ience of the Mediterranean light. Inseparably linked to this is her technique of applying gold and silver leaf to the picture's surface, developing cool but intensive light effects .
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2018
- 222 x 279mm