Opening 12/11: Bergen Painters in Paris 1920

Opens November 12th: In this intimate exhibition curated by Professor of art history Gunnar Danbolt, we are transported to Paris and Bergen around the beginning of the 1920s.

During the first decades of the 20th century the art scene in Bergen was dominated by two artists – Nikolai Astrup and Bernt Tunold. They were both considered great artists here in Western Norway, but were seldom mentioned in the capital.

The Bergen artists who came after them, first followed in the tracks of these two, but understood around 1920 that if they were to make any progress, they would had to go out into the world, more specifically to the art capital at the time – Paris.

Here it was one artist in particular who acted as a magnet on the young painters: the semi-cubist  painter André Lhôte (1885– 1962). Seven artists from Bergen travelled to Paris to study under him, and these seven would come to have an influence on the Bergen art scene during the interwar period. This applies in particular to the so-called head of the Bergen School, Nils Krantz.

For this exhibition KODE has made a number of acquisitions to improve the collection related to this important period in Bergen’s history.

Practical information 

The exhibition is located on the third floor in KODE 1. 

Exhibition period: November 12th, 2021 – March 2022 

More information about the exhibition opening is under way. 

  • 12 Nov 2021 to 6 Mar 2022
  • 150/100/0 *

* Adults: NOK 150, Students: NOK 100, Free admission for children and KODE members. The ticket gives admission to all exhibitions at KODE for two days

Nils Krantz: Fra Bergen, udatert.