An icy depiction of a winter’s landscape by enigmatic Swedish artist, Björn Marcus Rosendal (1923-2016).
Rosendal was an intelligent multi-disciplinarian that filled his days with science and the arts. Alongside his endeavours as a painter, he also worked as a highly respected physician and creative writer. In many ways, his approach to life reminds me of Leonardo’s unabating curiosities and his blending of science and art.
From an artist perspective, Rosendal was considered an important part of the international avant-garde movement in the 50s/60s. During this period his work was shown extensively including exhibitions in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Paris, New York and Ireland.
Today, he’s represented in several museums and remains a popular artist for collectors worldwide. The painting is signed/dated at the bottom.
Medium: Egg tempera on canvas Overall size: 14” x 11½” / 35cm x 29cm Year of creation: 1966 Provenance: Sweden Condition: A little tatty. Areas of craquelure. Some darkening in the lower right. A small dent towards the left.