Peder Mork Monsted: Winter (1914)

Peder Mork Monsted (Danish 1859 – 1941), Winter , signed and dated P. Monsted. 1914. (lower right), oil on canvas, canvas: 32 by 47¾ in.; 83.5 by 122 cm, Image Source: Sotheby’s

“This snowy scene epitomizes Mønsted’s photographically crisp winter landscapes. True to his paintings of verdant forests with streams running through them, here too his masterful observation of water and surrounding snow is central to the composition….While visiting Paris in 1883, he worked in the studio of William Bouguereau, under whose tutelage he further honed his rigorous academic style which he applied to landscape.”

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~Sunnyside

25 Comments Add yours

  1. penwithlit says:

    Reblogged this on penwithlit and commented:
    Very lovely, deep and crisp and even….in most places.

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  2. Ashley says:

    Thank you for this! I think I must be a bit old fashioned as I love artists from this era. 🙋‍♂️

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    1. lol…I am right there with you in the old fashioned department, Ashley. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

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  3. Such an atmospheric painting!!

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    1. I feel the cold air just looking at this one! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, BRG.🙂

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      1. Yes, me too! It is lovely! 🙂

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  4. This is stunning. Thank you.

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    1. You are most welcome, Madeline. I am pleased you enjoy this. 🙂

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I was surprised when I saw your image today; I didn’t think you posted photographs. Well, you don’t, and there’s the phrase inside the description: “photographically crisp.” It sure is, and I like it. It’s interesting that he worked in William Bouguereau’s studio. I’m fond of some of Bouguereau’s paintings, too.

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    1. I have a huge draft folder ready to post on Bouguereau’s paintings. I don’t love the ones with all the little cherub things everywhere, but I am fascinated by the portraits. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Linda. 🙂

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      1. shoreacres says:

        Right. Those cherubs are over the top. But paintings like “The Bohemian” and “Childhood Idyll” are delightful.

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  6. At the size shown here (and I don’t know how much larger as well), the painting could pass for a photograph.

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    1. He puts the ‘hyper’ in hyper-realism. Even enlarged full screen this one still has a photographic quality.

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  7. What mastery! He has captured the softness and luminosity of the snow. The barren trees are treated with the same loving care and attention to detail.

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    1. Yes! I almost need to grab my snow boots before walking into the painting…lol That kind of “loving care and attention” truly does amaze me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rosaliene. 🙂

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    1. I am so pleased you enjoy this, Inge. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts. 🙂

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  8. Michele Lee says:

    Thank you for this calming peaceful post. ✨

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  9. This is so amazing.
    Thanks for sharing this. Anita

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    1. My pleasure, Anita. I appreciate your visit. 🙂

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  10. This caught my attention. Anita

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  11. The light and shadows here are just beautiful! Thanks as always for sharing it with us.

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