The folk-life artist Carl Gustaf Bernhardson av Anders Gustavsson
Portrayer of coastal life and coastal women in workday and feast day.
Novus Forlag 2011
This publication presents the most important features of the folk-life artist Carl Gustaf Bernhardson’s paintings to an international audience and places the paintings in their social and cultural context. The life style and world of ideas among Bohuslän’s coastal inhabitants of past ages have been visualized for posterity in these many paintings by an artist who knew this culture intimately. His own world of ideas, largely unknown during his lifetime, has now become accessible due to the many notebooks and poems that he left at his death. Women, environmental commitments, a longing for freedom, a belief in fate and a lofty self-image have shown themselves to be essential features of his inner world.