Since I wrote about Danish landscape painter Peder Mørk Mønsted (sometimes written as Peder Mørk Mønstead) 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 Mønsted’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.
All Paintings (click "View Larger Image" links)
I Am a Child
Christie's Sold Lots, also here
World Classic Gallery, with bio
Bio on Paintinghere.com
8 Replies to “More Peder Mørk Mønsted”
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.
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.
ops … didn’t saw it was on the body of the text …sorry
Very nice pics…. especially the shades.
“…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.
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.
“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.
Beautiful! love the nature canvass :)
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