Sun Over Southern Mountains1902 by Jens Ferdinand Willumsen

The artist has suborned reality to the mystical effect given by the layering of light and the towering succession of horizons. Nature seems immense, both in scale and spirit, while the shoreside village appears to be burning in the glare of the light, a metaphor for man’s insignificance in the face of nature
Thielska Galleriet, Stockholm
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Tags: symbolism