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Einar Forseth

(Sweden, 1892-1988)
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Einar Forseth
(Sweden, 1892-1988)

"Nocturne moderne"

Signed Forseth. Paper panel 61 x 50 cm.


Torsten Lublin.
Private collection.


Konstföreningens vårutställning, Stockholm, 1915.


Ingrid Böhn-Jullander, "Einar Forseth: en bok om en konstnär och hans verk", Stockholm, Liber Förlag, 1982, omnämnd s. 22.
"Konst i svenska hem", band I:I, upptagen s. 253 under samling 387; "Tjänsteman Torsten Lublin, Döbelnsgatan 50, Stockholm".

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Excerpt from DN on May 7, 1915. Karl Asplund reviews the Konstföreningens spring exhibitions:

"But the great surprise among the works of the young artists consists of three oil paintings by Einar Forseth. His name has been seen from time to time in somewhat dogmatic stylized pieces with a peculiarly shimmering color scale and something oddly rigid in the treatment. In the recent student exhibition at the academy, he aroused the horror of all the orthodox - what would happen to art when "cubism" had started to erode the very academy itself? At the Konstidkarnas lottery, his name was seen beneath a small floral painting with more than the usual warmth and depth of color. But it is only here that one gets a real sense of the significance of this event: We have gained a young Swedish modern colorist of genuine and original disposition. The three canvases, "Nocturne moderne," "Nature orientale," and "Polska," are the exhibition's coloristic center. It is as if a light shone in the room through these canvases, a dark, multicolored light as if through a painted cathedral window. The peculiar spreading of the color paste in thin membranes on the canvas is the means by which he has caused the color to seem to be permeated by light."

The painting was done with a view towards Klara Church from the Academy.