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Monday, August 30, 2010

More Peder Mørk Mønstead

Posted by Charley Parker at 10:15 am

 Peder Mork Monstead
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, 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), Art Renewal Center has added a number of higher resolution images to their set (look for the text links to “View High Res Image”), 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.

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  1. Comment by Valentino
    Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    Mønstead is an impressive painter, one of my favourite 19th century landscapists. Btw, one can find many Monsted’s images on Sotheby’s website. The most recent ones are in high resolution. I zoom them in 100%, made a couple of screenshots (usually 4) and piece them together in Photoshop.

  2. Comment by Raining Acorns
    Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 5:51 pm

    Interesting point you make, that “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.” Shadows bring so much to works of art (and photographs), yet it can be an aspect often overlooked.

  3. Comment by Platy
    Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 11:52 pm

    ops … didn’t saw it was on the body of the text …sorry

  4. Comment by photo to canvas
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 7:12 am

    Very nice pics…. especially the shades.

  5. Comment by Gary Symington
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    “…were often as much about shadow as the Impressionist’s works were about light.” Couldn’t agree more. High key paintings just don’t have the tonal range to float my boat.

  6. Comment by Posterjack canvas
    Friday, August 12, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    The first image would actually look great on a canvas. The texture of a canvas would perfectly compliment the pebbles and ripples in the water.

  7. Comment by Ælle
    Friday, July 5, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    “REFLECTIONS OF SPRING” Oil on Canvas, Signed & Dated 1908, is estimated by WILLIAMS & SON at over £50,000 (British Pounds which converts to US$74,410.

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