Inferno

August Strindberg

Painted in the autumn of 1901. Signed and dated Aug S-g (19)03. The difference between the year the painting was painted and the year it was signed is due to Strindberg´s habit to (not always correct) date his paintings at a later time. Oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm.
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Provenance
Richard Bergh, artist and museum director of Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (about 1909) Gummesons Konsthandel, Stockholm (about 1924) Eva Mörner-Dahlstedt, Österåsen (acquired from above) Helge Dahlstedt, Stockholm (inherited from above) Fyr Helge Dahlstedt, Lidingö (inherited from above) Thereafter in private collections.
Literature
Gunnel Sylvan, ´August Strindberg som målare´, article in ´Dikt och Konst. Tidskrift för Konstvetenskap´, 1948, p. 63-125; Göran Söderström, «Strindbergs måleri«, 1972, included in the catalogue p. 347, no. 81, pictured whole page in colour, pl. XI, mentioned p. 17, 186, 202, 211, 220 och 240; Göran Söderström, «Strindberg och bildkonsten«, 1972, p. 340-341; «Diktaren som bildkonstnär. Goethe-Hugo-Strindberg«, exhibition catalogue, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 1974, pictured whole page, p. 110; Göran Söderström, ´Strindberg dipinge/Strindberg as a painter´, article in ´Immagini dal pianeta Strindberg´, La Biennale, Venedig, 1980, pictured p. 107; Göran Söderström, «Der andere Strindberg, Materialen zu Malerei, Photographie und Theaterpraxis«, 1981, p. 190 and 245, pictured in colour, pl. 69; Göran Söderström, ´Målaren Strindberg´, article in exhibition catalogue, Stockholm, 1981, p. 132, pictured p. 133; «Im Lichte des Nordens. Skandinavische Malerei um die Jahrhundertwende«, exhibition catalogue, Düsseldorf, 1986/1987, p. 270, pictured whole page in colour, p. 271; «Lumières du Nord. La peinture scandinave 1885-1905«, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 1987, p. 328, pictured whole page in colour, p. 329; auction catalogue, Christie´s, London, 1989, pictured whole page in colour on the cover; «August Strindberg. Underlandet«, exhibition catalogue, Malmö, 1989/1990, p. 146, pictured whole page in colour, p. 147; Göran Hellström & Carl-Gustaf Petersén, «Det stora konstspelet – Hur 80-talets gyllene konstmarknad förvandlades till trauma på 90-talet«, 1992, mentioned p. 155-156 and 181; Robert Rosenblum, ´The Paintings of August Strindberg. The Structure of Chaos´, 1995, (text from lecture at Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, 19 February, 1993), pictured in colour, p. 13, fig. 7, p. 32; Grischka Petri, «Der Bildprozess bei August Strindberg«, 1999, p. 127-128, fig. 50; «Strindberg – målaren och fotografen«, exhibition catalogue, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 2001, included in the catalogue p. 186, pictured whole page in colour, p. 72; «Strindberg. Painter and Photographer«, exhibition catalogue, 2001, included in the catalogue p. 186, pictured whole page in colour, p. 72; «Strindberg. Peintre et Photographe«, exhibition catalogue, Paris 2001/2002, pictured whole page in colour, p. 72; Olle Granath, «August Strindberg. Painter, photographer, writer«, exhibition catalogue, London, 2005, mentioned p. 27 and 92, included in the catalogue p. 154, pictured whole page in colour, p. 93; «Strindberg/Bukowskis«, exhibition catalogue, Stockholm, 2012, included in the catalogue p. 56-59, pictured whole page in colour, p. 57.
Exhibited
Intima Teatern, Stockholm, «Strindbergsutställningen till firandet av Strindbergs 60-årsdag«, 1909; Hallins Konsthandel, Stockholm, «Strindbergs-utställning«, 10 June-31 August 1911, cat. nr 12; Gummesons Konsthall, Stockholm, «Målningar af August Strindberg«, 8-31 January 1924, cat. nr 31; Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, «Strindberg som målare och modell«, 21 January-February 1949, cat nr 47; Örebro Centralbibliotek, Rådhuset, Örebro, «Strindberg som målare och modell«, 24 February-March 1949, cat nr 47; Lunds Universitets Konstmuseum, «Strindberg som målare och modell«, 20 March-April 1949; cat nr 47; Musée d´Art Moderne, Paris, «Les Sources du XXe Siècle – Les Arts en Europe de 1884 á 1914«, 4 November 1960-23 January 1961, cat nr 693; Kunstverein Ulm, «August Strindberg. Malereien«, 24 March - 25 April 1962, cat nr 19; Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, «August Strindberg. Peinture«, 15 May-10 June 1962, cat nr 21; Provinciaal Hof, Brygge, «August Strindberg. Schilderijen«, 28 July -2 September 1962, cat nr 19; British Museum, London, «August Strindberg«, 12 October-? 1962, cat nr 21; Universitätsmuseum Marburg, «August Strindberg«, November 1962, cat nr 21; Louisiana, Humlebæk, «August Strindberg. Malerier«, 7 December 1962-6 January 1963, cat nr 22; Oslo Kunstforening, «August Strindberg. Malerier«, 19 January-10 February 1963, cat nr 22; Göteborgs Konstmuseum, «Målningar av August Strindberg«, 16 February-10 March 1963, cat nr 21; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, «August Strindberg: målningar«, 15 March-15 April 1963, cat nr 26; Konstakademien, Stockholm, «Moderna Museet på Konstakademien«, 1970; Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, «Diktaren som bildkonstnär. Goethe-Hugo-Strindberg«, 1974, cat nr 192; Munchmuseet, Oslo, «Strindberg –maler. En utstilling i Munchmuseet«, december 1976-februari 1977; Burgmuseum, Clam, 1978; La Biennale di Venezia, Venedig, «Strindberg«, 1980, cat nr 15; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, «Der andere Strindberg«, 25 January-8 March 1981, cat nr 29; Lenbachhaus, München, «Der andere Strindberg«, 18 March-26 April 1981, cat nr 29; Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Berlin, «Der andere Strindberg«, 3-24 May 1981, cat nr 29; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, «Strindberg«, 15 May-4 October 1981; The Hayward Gallery, London, «Dreams of a Summer Night. Scandinavian Paintings at the turn of the Century«, 10 July-5 October 1986, cat nr 94; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, «Im Lichte des Nordens. Skandinavische Malerei um die Jahrhundertwende«, 26 October 1986-1 February 1987, cat nr 94; Musée du Petit Palais, Paris, «Lumières du Nord. La peinture scandinave 1885-1905«, 21 February-17 May 1987, cat nr 119; Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo, «Nordiske stemninger. Nordiskt maleri fra århundreskiftet«, 1987, cat nr 116; Haus der Kunst, München, «Die Gibelungen. Bilder von Liebe, Verrat und Untergang«, 1987-1988, cat nr 373; Malmö Konsthall, «August Strindberg. Underlandet«, 26 December 1989-4 February 1990; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, «August Strindberg-Carl Kylberg-Max Book«, 10 April-31 May 1992, cat nr 68; Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, «August Strindberg – målare och fotograf«, 9 February-13 May 2001, cat nr 32; Statens Museum for Kunst, Köpenhamn, «Strindberg. Maleren og fotografen«, 9 June-16 September 2001; Musée d´Orsay, Paris, «Strindberg. Peintre et photographe«, 15 October 2001-27 January 2002, cat nr 29; Tate Modern, London, «August Strindberg. Painter, photographer, writer«, 17 February-15 May 2005, cat nr 65; Bukowskis, Stockholm, «Strindberg/Bukowskis«, May 2012; Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne, "August Strindberg. De la Mer au Cosmos", 14 October 2016-22 January 2017.

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