Norwegian art combines

25 May 2012


Edvard munch Nogne o

Artist Biography:

Edvart Munch

"Norwegian Expressionist painter, lithographer, etcher and wood-engraver of figure compositions, portraits and landscapes. Born in Loten, his family moving soon afterwards to Christiana (Oslo). Early paintings in the realist tradition, influenced by his friend Christian Krohg. In 1884 attended Frits Thaulow's 'open-air academy' at Modum; entered Christiana's Bohemia of naturalist painters and writers noted for their advanced ideas on sexual ethics and morals. Visited Paris in 1885 and was influenced by the Impressionists. Organised the first one-man exhibition of his work in Christiana in 1889 and was awarded a scholarship, on which he went to Paris again 1889-90; studied for several months in the studio of Bonnat and apparently saw works by the Neo-Impressionists, van Gogh and Gauguin. His works influenced by Symbolism and centred round a cycle of 'The Frieze of Life' (themes of Love, Death, Jealousy, etc.). Lived mainly in Germany, especially Berlin, 1892-1908, with periods in Norway and visits to France and Italy. Suffered a serious nervous breakdown 1908-9. In 1909 returned to Norway where he spent most of the rest of his life, much of it working on projects for mural decorations." - Tate Modern

Kjetil Jikium

"Norwegian Expressionist brewer, craft beer evangelist, Brewmaster of Nøgne-Ø brewery. "Since launching Nøgne Ø ten years ago, the gregarious, bespectacled Norwegian has begun transforming his country’s carbonated landscape. With an artisan’s touch and missionary zeal, he crafts bold, flavourful porters, stouts, India pale ales and herb-packed oddities more in line with experimental American microbrews than Norway’s watery swill." - Nøgne-Ø

During the exhibition Nøgne-Ø's Pale ale, Saison and Imperial Brown ale will be available. Immerse yourself in Scandinavian artistry!

To order or to make an enquiry regarding stocking Nøgne Ø beers, contact the James Clay team on 01422 377 560