Mårten Eskil Winge (1825-1896)

Mårten Eskil Winge was a Swedish artist specialized in history and Norse mythology paintings. Winge was strongly influenced by his compatriot the Romantic painter Nils Johan Olsson Blommér.

It's evident how history and mythology are here blended to construct a new kind a secular national religion. Even though Winge's chainmail and clothing looked more realistic than on history paintings from the beginning of the century his work was never about realism.

Winge: Kråka

Kråka (1862)

Winge: Parting from Orvar Odd

Parting from Orvar Odd after the Fight on Samsö (1866)

Winge: Thor

Thor's Fight with the Giants (1872)

Winge: After the Battle of Fyrisvall

After the Battle of Fyrisvall (1888)