A wonderfully dynamic expressionist piece by Swedish artist Arne Wallsten, depicting two fishermen who have just come back from the shore after a long day out at see.
Wallsten’s quick and thick brushstrokes and contrasting colours convey intense movement within the picture. Large brushstrokes of dark blue and grey signify the inclement weather the fishermen have had to face all day while out at sea, and Wallsten has further extended this sense of blustery and rough weather into the land, where he has painted the ground almost as though it is itself a turbulent surface. Long vertical, expressionist strokes of yellow, brown and orange on the house to the right indicate that it has had to face the element – its roof and walls rough and rugged.
Wallsten was born in 1932 in Lund. He is know for figures in interiors and exteriors, and his paintings always carry a narrative.
This oil on canvas is housed in its original wood and painted gilt frame. It is in excellent vintage condition.
Size: 39 x 47 cm (including frame)
This painting would pair nicely with another Arne Wallsten painting of a similar size which is also available in our collection. View it here.