"Peter Dahl's paintings moved from realism to expressionism, from social criticism to sensuality"
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"Peter Dahl's painting ”Färgteve and brandy to coffee” from 1970, included in the series, Dreams in the sofa, is a half century old, but has the same ironic and critical charge than in the day. "
"If the couple invite the boss to dinner and sitting in front of the färgteven with a little lyxsprit the time directed to a sphere, so are being targeted in the day almost the whole of the middle class. Let be that November and December are replaced by organic, locally grown wine."
"nPeter Dahl's oeuvre had long this kind of political edge. In the aforementioned series included, for example, ” " A breakthrough in high society”, a painting where a few well dressed older ladies and gentlemen voluptuously bares her genitals. Much really seized the painting of the police. Series Donald's dream the year after, in 1971, about how Donald hunsas of its head, can be seen as an artistic aftermath of the seizure. The different paintings with their descriptions also recalls Georg His play Woyzeck, the bullied soldier which is subjected to various experiments by the authorities."
"Dahl's paintings is usually described as expressionist realism, they are figurative but with a strong expression in order to reveal or uncover the societal lies from a class perspective. Dahl's early paintings borrowed a lot of Edward Munch (the lonely people against an background of the city, town, or street life), while the more mature expression reminiscent of the last turn of the century expressionism, as the belgian painter James Ensor, who, in their colorful portraits of partying people lets skull penetrate through the skin. Peter Dahl was satisfied with to expose the lies and hypocrisy."
"nMen early characterized the painting of color and movement, there is a vibrancy that neither the critical tables or the later more purely sensual motives to refrain from. Not even the late paintings, which can be both empty and have a reduced color gamut, is full of life and movement."
"Provocateur became very popular. His public breakthrough happened around the turn of the 1980, the first In the park, where geniality and myth got to replace the boots against the authorities. But it is with the 87 litografierna to Bellman's epistles, a collection that toured around the country from the mid-80s, as he became popular as the few living artists are getting. It is also the litografierna which he is most known for."
"nPeter Dahl was educated at the academy of fine arts in Stockholm, under Lennart Rodhe. It later became Dahl, a teacher at the school of architecture at the and the Valand school of fine arts, and a professor at the academy of fine arts. He was in the later half of the 1970s, active as a critic, the Worker, and also gave out a number of books, it should be mentioned With my eyes, and the painter's work, as well as the trilogy of autobiographies Towards brighter times, Perhaps an artist, and Right and wrong."
"Dahl was born in Norway and came here during the war with their parents. He passed away 85 years old on the 17th of may, Norway's national day. "
"A kind of circle was concluded."