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Nikolai Astrup (1880-1928) is one of Norway’s most renowned and beloved artists. He distinguished himself as a painter and printer and is above all known for his wild and lush landscapes and depictions of traditional life in Vestlandet (west...more
Astruptunet is the well-preserved hillside small-holding where Nikolai Astrup, THE Norwegian painter and his wife, a celebrated artist in her own right (textile design), brought up their family. It is on a very steep incline so please plan your trip very carefully, and check, if...More
Today we had a guided tour in English by Maria which was very good indeed. Astrup's art is a revelation and on a par with French impressionists. It was a particular pleasure to be shown around his house and studio by a knowledgeable guide who...More
Astruptunet is where the Norwegian artist Nikolai Astrup lived and worked through the latter parts of his life. Astrup is sometimes described as Munchs brighter cuisins, his paintings mainly picturing people and nature around Jølster, where Astruptunet is.
Astrup also spent parts of his life...More
A wonderful place to visit. Very interesting to see all these old houses and hear about the painter Nikolai Astrup´s history and life. He made this place, which was his home. He lived here together with his family until he died too young in 1928....More
During our breathtaking holidays by car in North-West of Norway we also visited the ASTRUPTUNET.
The whole trip was an amazing trip through, whatever its possible to believe from nature itself, a wonderlandstory of a countryside.
The Astruptunet is a museum dedicated to the artpainter...More
Astruptunet is situated on the southern shores of Lake Jolster. Driving northwards from Forde, take the road to the right at Vassenden - close to Jolster hotel. Drive about 10 km - parking by the lake. Entrance fee NOK 50.- includes a guided tour. Cafe...More