Hertervig 3D analysis1865: Lars Hertervig painted Old Pine Trees ("Gamle Furutrær", collection Stavanger Art Museum, Norway). First time I visited Stavanger, I went straight to the collection to get a first hand view of the painting.
"Old Pine Trees" was painted the same year as Lewis Carroll published Alice in Wonderland. The two men were the same age, as were their contemporaries Eadweard Muybridge and Paul Cezanne.
Each of the men, it seems, in their own way worked on the same thing. They worked on the construct of space. From very different biographical departures and in very different geographical and personal settings, they all contributed to getting a grip on what it means to be at a point in space at a moment in time, and especially in terms of view and change. The times they lived in were changing a lot, and they all knew that.