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Peder Balke – The Spell of the Arctic

Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki

  • 21.9.2023–14.1.2024

The Norwegian artist Peder Balke (1804–1887) is one of the most exciting proponents of Romantic painting from Northern Europe.


The monographic exhibition presents Peder Balkes life and work to a Finnish audience for the first time. Stormy seascapes, moonlight, northern lights, glaciers and snow-capped mountain ranges are recurrent themes. The paintings conjure up a world that few people know, even today, and which is threatened by climate change.

Peder Balke was one of the earliest painters to travel north of the Arctic Circle already in the 1830s. The Arctic landscape continued to inspire him to experiment with new painting techniques decades after his journey. Nature plays the main role in Balkes paintings.

The exhibition, produced by the Sinebrychoff Art Museum, features 42 paintings by Balke, as well as works by his artist contemporaries from Norwegian and Swedish collections. The exhibition has been co-produced with Norways Nordic Institute of Art and curated by the Institutes Director Knut Ljgodt, Dr.philos.,and the Director of the Sinebrychoff Art Museum Kirsi Eskelinen, PhD.

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Sinebrychoff Art Museum
Bulevardi 40, 00120 Helsinki

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