A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter

By Christiane Ritter

In this outstanding experience, a reluctant customer to the Arctic flourishes within the extraordinary and unforgiving landscape.

In 1933, Christiane Ritter, a painter from Austria, travelled to Spitsbergen, an Arctic island north of Norway, to be along with her husband. He have been playing a systematic day trip and stayed directly to hunt and fish. “Leave every little thing because it is and keep on with me to the Arctic,” he wrote to his spouse; yet for Christiane, “as for all critical Europeans, the Arctic was once simply one other observe for freezing and forsaken solitude. i didn't stick to at once.” finally she gave in, lured by means of his compelling tales concerning the outstanding flora and fauna and inviting mild exhibits. She says: “They advised of trips by means of water and over ice, of the animals and the fascination of the desolate tract, of the unusual gentle over the panorama, of the unusual illumination of one’s personal self within the remoteness of the polar evening. In his descriptions there has been essentially by no means any point out of chilly or darkness, of storms or hardships.”

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