A View Down Akersgate, Oslo

  • William H. Johnson, A View Down Akersgate, Oslo, ca. 1935, oil on burlap, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.930

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This view shows two imposing churches in the center of Oslo, Norway: the copper-domed Trinity Church and Saint Olav’s Church in the background. Hints of blossoms evoke a change of season, and William H. Johnson painted intense, expressionistic hues in the buildings and streets, perhaps to capture the emotional undercurrents of a gray, late-winter day.

Title
A View Down Akersgate, Oslo
Artist
Date
ca. 1935
On View
Dimensions
25 1/4 x 31 1/4 in. (64.2 x 79.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Harmon Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on burlap
Classifications
Keywords
  • Cityscape – street
  • Cityscape – Norway – Akersgate
  • Figure group
  • Architecture Exterior – religious – church
Object Number
1967.59.930
Palette
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