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Christopher Rådlund

My first encounter with the art of Christopher Rådlund was through the website of a friend. Bill Coyle is a poet and translator whose knowledge of the Swedish language gives him an insight into the rich and ingenious Scandinavian world. His January 2010 New Criterion article on the Swedish “retrogarde” was a fascinating insight into what is arguably one of the most fruitful multi-disciplinary artistic movements in Europe today, left almost completely unreported upon in the English-speaking world. Bill’s website displays one of Rådlund’s painting.

Christopher Rådlund was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1970 and now lives and works in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. In muffled tones, his paintings exhibit a melancholic coldness, like a modern baring-down of Caspar David Friedrich. Here is a small selection of his haunting but beautiful work.








This post was published on Sunday, January 16th, 2011 7:00 pm. It has been categorised under Art and been tagged under , , .
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  1. Peter
    17 January 2011
    3:51 am

    This reminds me of the 19th century Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi. Michael Palin made a documentary on him a few years ago, now available in 5 parts on YouTube.

    Part One:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJAkzLpvKXE

  2. valeria kondratiev
    26 January 2011
    9:35 pm

    Very winter.

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