Stetind in Fog

The dramatic, precipitous, and inaccessible mountain formations along the Northern Norwegian coast impressed Peder Balke during his first lengthy journey to the northern parts of Norway in 1832. In The Mountain Stetind in Fog, the spiky mountain top seems to resemble a spire, towering in all its glory above the waves washing ashore. Balke has placed the mountain at the centre of the composition, w…