Astruptunet is situated in idyllic surroundings on the soth side og Jølstravatnet. Here vil you find he home of painter, illuatrator and graphic artist Nikolai Astrup (1880 - 1928), who is one of Norway´s most famous national artists.
Astrup experimented with the woodcut, and was also an innovator within graphic techniques. Her varied his work freely and untraditionally, sometimes by working on the place during the printing proces, and sometimes by hand colouring the print after printing.
After he completed his studies, he moved home in order to portray the nature and the people of Jølster. Astruptunet is not just an artist´s home, but also an important part of the artist´s life. As in Astrup´s paintings we will se how Astrups´s love for the landscape and area stil permeates the atmosphere around the farm, both inernally and externally.
The gallery contains permanent exhibitions of Astrup's art, graphics, paintings, lithographs and sketches. In 2016 Atrups´s art was launched internationlly in London and Germany.