Hertervig, Lars

Lars Hertervig became known primarily as a landscape painter and devoted himself to the nature of Southwest Norway in particular. Exploring the effects of light on its surroundings and depicting nature under diverse atmospheric conditions seem to be essential themes of Hertervig’s art. Due to periodical bouts of psychological torment he lived fairly isolated from professional art circles, a fact that has contributed to the creation of many myths surrounding both his person and his art.