A Summer Evening by Kallsjön
  • A Summer Evening by Kallsjön

    TitleA Summer Evening by Kallsjön
  • Technique/ MaterialOlja på duk
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 61,5 x 81,5 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 83 x 103 x 6 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Helmer Osslund, Swedish, born 1866-09-22, dead 1938-07-11
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 6694
  • AcquisitionInköp 1978
  • Description
    Images and media

    Helmer Osslund’s sensitive eye for nature’s colours is especially pronounced in his paintings that specifically portray the seasons. In Sommarafton vid Kallsjön the evening sun casts a subtle pink tone on the landscape, making the snow part of summer instead of a residue of winter. The portrayal appears intentionally subdued and, together with the tranquil water surface, gives the scene a peaceful quality that successfully conveys the magic of Nordic summer nights.