Alfred Ekstam - Art Nouveau Landscape & Winter Landscape
Alfred Ekstam (1878-1935) Mangskog, Sweden
Front: Art Nouveau Landscape Back: Winter Landscape, Tobyn, Knaggen?
reversible oak frame by Christer Björkman. frame dimensions 84 x 100 cm
Provenance: Anna och Edward Karlsson, Mangskog
Alfred Ekstam, a renowned artist from Mangskog, Sweden, is known for his exquisite landscape paintings. We are excited to present this painting by Ekstam, which is extra special because it is painted on both sides, offering two beautiful landscapes in one, with a reversible frame that can be turned over without having to take it down from the wall.
On one side, you will be mesmerized by a stunning Art Nouveau landscape with a purple tone, featuring a mountain in the background, a lake, and trees in the foreground with shades of yellow, red, and green. On the other side, you will see a winter landscape with five red houses, likely to be Ekstam's own farm in Knaggen. The winter scene showcases sun rays shining down on the houses, with a white and green tone.
Ekstam was known for his self-criticism, he took a long time to complete his paintings and he preferred to keep his beautiful creations for himself, resulting in the creation of only around 50 landscape paintings in total.
Ekstam's artistic talent was honed during his time in Rackstadkolonin, a colony of artists who gathered in the early 1900s in Värmland, Sweden. He was trained by the famous Swedish painter Gustaf Fjaestad. Ekstam's works are known for their ability to capture the beauty of nature with incredible detail and precision.
In summary, Alfred Ekstam's painting of an Art Nouveau Landscape on one side and a winter landscape with five red houses on the other is an extraordinary piece of art that captures the beauty of nature with intricate details. With its unique double-sided feature, it is sure to be a conversation starter and a prized possession for any art lover. Don't miss out on the chance to own this stunning piece by one of Sweden's most talented Värmland painters.
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