Sommarnoje by Anders Zorn, 1886. Translated simply as ‘summertime’, Sommarnoje is Sweden’s most expensive painting ever sold. I simply cannot get over the perfection in Zorn’s painted water; it looks like a photograph! Zorn was an Impressionist and though this particular piece is Impressionist-like in subject, the style is very linear and much less painterly than some of his other works.

Sommarnoje by Anders Zorn, 1886. Translated simply as ‘summertime’, Sommarnoje is Sweden’s most expensive painting ever sold. I simply cannot get over the perfection in Zorn’s painted water; it looks like a photograph! Zorn was an Impressionist and though this particular piece is Impressionist-like in subject, the style is very linear and much less painterly than some of his other works.