Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Peder Mørk Mønsted - part 4

Peder Mørk Mønsted 1911 Self-portrait

Peder Mørk Mønsted (1859-1941) was a Danish realist painter. Best known for his detailed landscapes, his work often features scenes of dense forest and rural Danish life rendered with a high level of precision, creating a romantic and poetic view of nature.

Mønsted quickly became known for his ability to depict the grandeur and monumental aspect of the landscape, with an eye for accurate detail and colour. His comprehensive studies of different artistic techniques enabled him to mix academic naturalism with an almost photorealistic approach to familiar subjects.

Born on December 10, 1859 in Balle Mølle, Denmark, Mønsted enrolled at the Academy of Copenhagen, where studied under prominent Danish genre painters such as Johann Julius Exner and Andreas Fritz from 1875 to 1879. Mønsted enjoyed a long and prolific career, travelling to places like North Africa and the Middle East, and regularly exhibited his work in Paris and Munich salons. Today, his work can be found in institutions such as the Chi-Mei Museum in Taiwan and the Dahesh Museum in New York. Mønsted died in Fredensborg, Denmark in 1941.

Note: During my research for Mønsted, details of many of the works featured here was pretty sparse.

This is part 4 of a 6-part series on the works of Peder Mørk Mønsted:



1916 A Spring Day in Sæby Forest, a glimmer of Sunlight through Trees
oil on canvas 52.4 x 71.8 cm

1916 A View of Hornbæk
oil on canvas 47.6 x 86.4 cm

1916 Spring Idyll
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1917 Winter Landscape
oil on canvas

1917 Forest Path in Winter
oil on canvas 40 x 60 cm

1917 Olga
oil on cardboard 35.5 x 27.5 cm
 Private Collection

1917 ( Details not found )

1917 Winter Landscape
oil on canvas 71 x 101 cm

1918 A Snow Covered Track in Lillehammer
oil on canvas 76.5 x 57 cm

1918 A Winter Day in Charlottenlund
oil on canvas

1918 Autumn Day in the Forest, Red Deer by a Lake
oil on canvas 96 x 141 cm

1918 Farmers Harvesting at Blåbæk near Køge
oil on canvas 25 x 38 cm

1918 Homestead
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1918 On the Snowy Path
oil on canvas 140.3 x 96.5 cm

1918 Portrait of Professor Jacobsen
oil on canvas 48.5 x 34 cm

1918 Sunlight on the Coast, Sandvig, Denmark
oil on canvas

1918 ( Details not found )

1918 Vingnaes at Lillehammer
oil on canvas 34 x 61 cm

1918 Winter Landscape with Sleigh, Vingnaes, Lillehammer
oil on canvas

1919 ( Details not found )

1919 A Cottage Garden with Chickens
oil on canvas 45.9 x 64.3 cm
Private Collection

1919 A Sunlit Winter Landscape
 oil on canvas

1919 Hellebaek
oil on canvas 90.8 x 136.5 cm

1919 Sleigh Ride on a Sunny Winter Day
oil on canvas 94.9 x 64.7 cm
 Private Collection

1919 Snowy Path In Langsith, Denmark
oil on canvas

1919 Springtime at Stenløse Church, Denmark
oil on canvas

1919 Study of Sunflower

1919 Summer day in Aalsgaarde
oil on canvas

1919 Winter in Lillehammer
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1920 ( Details not found )

1920 Evening Glow
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1920 Water Lilies on a Pond
oil on canvas 34.5 x 57 cm

1920 Watering The Garden
oil on canvas

1920 Winter Landscape
oil on canvas 71 x 50 cm

1921 ( Details not found )

1922 By the River, Brondbyvester
 oil on canvas
Private Collection

1922 Ice Cutting at Lillehammer
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1922 Rowing on a River in Summer
oil on canvas 70 x 101 cm

1922 Vallensbæk
oil on canvas

1922 ( Details not found )

1923 A Woodland Stream
oil on canvas 90.8 x 135.3 cm

1923 Fjällandskap on a Sunny Winter Day
 oil on canvas 128 x 201 cm

1923 Milking a Cow
oil on canvas

1923 Road Home
oil on canvas
Private Collection

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