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Theodor Bernhard Dahl

A Summer Landscape , oil on canvas 33 x 50 cm (13 1/4 x 19 3/4 in.) signed lower right

In his depictions of the vast Danish countryside, Theador Bernhard Dahl follows the nationalist landscape tradition pioneered by Johan Thomas Lundbye (1818–1848). Dahl's focus often lies on the line and drawing aspects, sometimes overshadowing the emotive and painted elements. As a result, his larger figure paintings lack a direct and engaging connection with the actual artistic challenge. In his later landscape works, there is a noticeable trend towards simplifying the composition, favoring clear and cool colors. Dahl diligently pursued the idyllic essence in his landscapes, resulting in his paintings serving as idealized portrayals of the Danish nature.


Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


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