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Brilliant color music

A fantastic artist that we should get to experience in full, writes art critic Mona Pahle Bjerke

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As curator of the exhibition "Living landscape - Thorvald Erichsen's painting 1920-1939" which is now on display in the Drammens Museum, I wonder about reviewer Kåre Bulie's position in the discussion of the exhibition (Klassekampen 15 March). writes curator Per Bjarne Boym

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Not applicable in Drammen

The collection of the older Thorvald Erichsen does too little to give the painter a new audience, writes Kåre Bulie in his review.

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Spring highlights: You should see these exhibitions

"Thorvald Erichsen: Living landscape". Drammen Museum is now highlighting the landscape paintings and showing 33 works. […] The artist was constantly traveling in Europe. He was inspired by French impressionists, especially Pierre Bonnard. This can be seen both in the use of colour, refraction of light and brushstrokes. He primarily sources motifs from Kjelsøya outside Kragerø and from Holmsbu.


The greatest painter of his generation?

Fifty years ago, Thorvald Erichsen was undoubtedly one of the most celebrated Norwegian painters in the generation after Munch. For many, he is today an almost unknown name. What actually happened?

Øivind Storm Bjerke

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Forgotten by the National Museum, celebrated in Drammen

Drammen's museum takes responsibility with its thorough and fine exhibition of Thorvald Erichsen's paintings. It comes in the wake of criticism of the priorities in the National Museum's collection presentation.

Lars Elton, Art critic


Fear of the future and redemption of the past

There is a seriousness in the 2022 Annual Exhibition, which reflects the many concerns one can have when living today: climate crisis and overconsumption, mental vulnerability, war, illness and death. The exhibition approaches everything difficult, but also finds hope in old traditions, tactile experiments and the bliss of chance.

By Joachim Aagaard Friis

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Sensitivity and protest at the Annual Exhibition

The harsh realities of life play quietly in the background when the artisans are back in Eastern Norway with their Annual Exhibition.


A painter in the web

Lonely heart shows tapestries and paintings by Birgit Hagen (1912-2002). The title provides an introduction to the exhibition, which suggests a psychological content in the works, characterized by loneliness, vulnerability and strong emotions.

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Who is Holmsbu-Kristus?

Åsmund Thorkildsen has discovered that the god Balder is hiding in the folds of the mantle of Holmsbu Christ.

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