Nils Forsberg - Death of a Hero  by Gandalf Via Flickr: Nils Forsberg (Riseberga, December 17, 1842 - Helsingborg, November 8, 1934) was a Swedish artist. Nils Forsberg was born in a poor home outside the village of Riseberga, as the son of a crofter Ola Forsberg and Kristina Persdotter. He began at an early age to work as a shepherd boy with the farmers in the neighbourhood. When his parents decided that he would be apprenticed to a shoemaker, he escaped from home and went to Helsingborg where he ended up as an apprentice to a painter.
64 days in heaven and hell (131) Day 44, December 5 A couple of days earlier the weather had improved. It had given Gauguin an opportunity to escape from the Yellow House and find some peace and quiet outside. He made sketches, that he used for paintings that he finished in the studio.
Paul Gauguin, Paysage près d’Arles (Landscape at Arles), December 1888. Oil on canvas,
72,5 x 92 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
Woman reading in bedroom (2012). Johan Patricny (Swedish, born 1976). Oil on canvas.
Patricny enrolled in the Oslo National Academy of Arts, Norway, in 1998. At the time this Academy had started a new class in classical painting. The studies lasted four years. The studies included copying at the Louvre in Paris and at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.