This spirited 20th-century oil painting by Swedish artist Ivan Bergdahl (1929-2021) depicts the rapid waters of Saltälven in Norway. It’s a dynamic work imbued with a sense of nature’s power. The near fluorescent hues of the foam-tipped river gush past at pace. Its omnipresent sound radiating through the valley. Imagine the artist perched on the rocks, sketching on this brisk Autumnal day.
Bergdahl was particularly adept at capturing water as it coursed through uneven rocks. Often it appears like an artery amid an abundant vista - nature’s lifeblood in full force.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 33” x 37” / 84cm x 94cm
Year of creation: 1988
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.