Since I wrote about Danish landscape painter Peder Mørk Mønstead (sometimes written as Peder Mørk Mønsted) two years ago, the wonderful World Wide Web has continued to do what it does best — grow at an astonishing rate, bringing with it the joy of even more resources on Mønstead’s work.
Notably, Wikimedia Commons now has a section for Monsted, including some high resolution images (look for file sizes in MB instead of KB), Hans Bacher has added a nice article on Mønstead, with lots of images, to his always terrific One1more2time3’s Weblog (see my post on One1more2time3’s Weblog), The Athenaeum now has a nice selection, and All Paintings Art Portal has added an extensive section on Mønstead’s work (click “View Larger Image” text links).
I’ve listed some more new resources below, and added to them the listings from my previous post about Mønstead.
Active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Mønstead was one of those painters who applied an Impressionist influenced feeling for light, atmosphere and color to a foundation of the kind traditional academic draftsmanship that Monet and many of the other Impressionists rejected, with beautiful results.
Mønstead’s sometimes dark forest glades, intimate views of creeks, ponds and reflective pools were often as much about shadow as the Impressionist’s works were about light.