Fanny Churberg:
In the Woods


Oil on canvas.

48,0 cm x 75,0 cm.

The art of Fanny Churberg (1845–1892) sprang particularly from her strong, passionate love for Finnish nature. Churberg is known for her unique style, which contrasted strongly with her contemporaries, as she depicted her Finnish views expressively, using vigorous brushstrokes and bright colours. Churberg often painted views that showed the marks left by man, but she was also interested in the untouched wilderness and diverse natural formations. Her works include many depictions of backwoods, deep forests and marshland, including this one from 1874. While following the spirit of nineteenth-century detailed realism, the painting is a clear representation of Churberg’s expressive and emotional style and use of deep colours.