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A Celebration of J.C. Dahl at KODE, Bergen

"Villa Borghese," (1821) J.C. Dahl
(Courtesy: The artist and KODE – Art museums and Composer Homes. (Photo: Dag Fosse))

A large-scale retrospective exhibition, the first of its kind in three decades, dedicated to the work of J.C. Dahl is soon to take place in Bergen. The KODE gallery will host “J.C. Dahl. The Power of Nature,” to celebrate the artist and his incredible oeuvre from May 4, 2018.

The show marks the largest exhibition of Dahl's works in more than 30 years. It highlights the development of the artist’s oeuvre as a landscape painter through a selection of drawings and paintings. “The Power of Nature” is built around different themes that are connected with Dahl’s career from his journey to Italy to his travels through the regions of Norway such as Telemark, Hardangervidda, Voss, and Sogn. The installation features works such as “Birch Tree in a Storm” and “Bergen’s Våg” from the museum’s collection along with artworks on loan from other institutions including the National Museum in Oslo, the National Gallery of Denmark, and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

Johan Christian Clausen Dahl (1788-1857) was Norway’s first fine art painter of international repute. He is often termed as the father of Norwegian painting.

“J.C. Dahl. The Power of Nature” runs from May 4 through October 7, 2018 at KODE – Art museums and Composer Homes, Rasmus Meyers allé 9, 5015 Bergen, Norway.

For details, visit: http://kodebergen.no/en

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.