WERENSKIOLD, Erik
(b. 1855, Eidskog, d. 1938, Oslo)

Autumn

1891
Oil on canvas, 120 x 151 cm
Konstmuseum, Gothenburg

In this painting the view, which seems to have been chosen at random, admits fencing and a barn at an unusual angle. Werenskiold transformed the Impressionist point of view of a city to a Norwegian farm. The throng of passers-by we might expect in a city scene is replaced here by two horses at work.

The muted and somewhat melancholy colours show the influence of Gauguin's Impressionist phase.