Viggo Johansen has created a series of light, beautiful, colourful and atmospheric paintings in the technique of watercolour, which is the focus of this exhibition. There are fields and meadows, beaches and sea, floating clouds – lots of beautiful snapshots captured by a plein air painter on the move.
Viggo Johansen came to Skagen for the first time in the summer of 1875 and was one of the first Skagen painters who helped to found the artist colony in the small fishing town. In 1880 he married Martha Møller, Anna Ancher’s cousin, which further strengthened his ties to Skagen.
Most of the works are from Skagen, but there are also watercolours from Dragør, Refsnæs, Sweden and Italy.