Inger Sitter had her first painting exhibited at Trondheim Kunstforening in 1943, when she was only 13 years old. The youngest artist in the history of the museum. Today, at the age of 80, she is one of Norway's most important artists.
Sitter is a citizen of the world, living part of the year in Norway, part of the year in southern France or northern Italy. Most of her paintings are non-figurative, which is not my favorite style. Still I have been fascinated by Sitter most of my life. May be what fascinates me more than her paintings is her adventurous life, her strong personality, the way she live what she believes.
Today Terje and I have visited the jubile exhibition. We walked around, sometimes together, sometimes alone, discussing a paintihng here, a painting there, passing by severals, standing still in front of colours, shapes, impressions.
Afterwards we sat down in the art cafe, discussing some more, saying hello to friends passing by, enjoying life on a quiet Sunday.
We walked home a little richer.