This synopsized version of the feature-length film, Astrup: Flammen over Jølster provides a brief overview of the popular biopic directed by Pål Øie and released in Norwegian theaters in 2019. In conjunction with the exhibition, Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway, the Clark and Images Cinema (Williamstown, Massachusetts) are partnering to present a four-week series of recent Norwegian films. Kicking off the film festival is the full-length version of Astrup: Flammen over Jølster (August 4–10). Additional titles include: Hope (August 11–17), What Will People Say (August 18–24), and the award-winning documentary, The Men’s Room (August 25–31). Detailed summaries of each film are available at clarkart.edu/events. The free virtual film series is presented in conjunction with Images Cinema Online and can be viewed through their platform at https://watch.eventive.org/imagesvirtual.
This edited version of the film is presented courtesy of The Savings Bank Foundation DNB.
Take a video tour of the Lake Jølster region and Astruptunet, the Nikolai Astrup farmstead. This film was produced by the Sogn og Fjordane Museum. Astrup: Flammen over Jølster
The opening lecture for the exhibition Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway introduces Nikolai Astrup, his art, his horticultural exploits, and his commitment to environmental issues. It considers his relationship to contemporary Norwegian artists, including Edvard Munch, and evaluates his unique contribution to the genre of the artist’s garden.
MaryAnne Stevens, guest curator of the exhibition, gives the opening lecture just two days before it opens to the public. Stevens is an independent art historian and curator who specializes in eighteenth- through early twentieth-century art, with a particular focus on British, French, and Nordic art of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Following an academic career, she became director of academic affairs at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, serving from 2005 to 2008 as its acting secretary. She has curated numerous exhibitions on British and European topics, including exhibitions on Nikolai Astrup (2016–17) and Alfred Sisley (2017).