Nikolai Astrup (1880-1928) is seen as one of the most significant and well-loved of Norwayâ€™s artists. Most of his pictures portray his home village of Jølster surrounded by powerful nature, luxuriant blooming plants, old farmsteads, and people at work. Astrup was a central painter in the west of Norway: rich in his use of colour, intense, mystical, and gripping. Astruptunet, the home and smallholding farm of the artist, is a museum today.
This guide tells about the life and art of Nikolai Astrup, about Astruptunet, and about Jølster in Astrupâ€™s time. The guide contains over 100 illustrations, including at least 40 of Nikolai Astrupâ€™s most important artworks, both paintings and woodcarvings. Join us for an artistic journey into Jølster!