Most of my research at the moment is concerned with exhibitions, and rather than writing another post on exhibitions at this point, I thought I would take a different route, and bring you a brief insight into National Romanticism in the art of Finland towards the end of the 19th century... “The runes of Kalevala … Continue reading The Kalevala: Akseli Gallen-Kallela & National Romanticism
In her book, 'Rural Artists Colonies in Europe, 1870-1910', Nina Lubbren looks at why thousands of artists during the nineteenth-century up and left the urban capitals of Europe and instead chose to live and work in the countryside. This was indeed the case for the Scandinavian artist, not only abroad but at home as well. Focusing on … Continue reading At Home & Abroad: The Swedish Artist Colony
The exhibition Arven fra Anchers, or The Legacy of the Ancher's, is currently on show at the Skagen Museum, and provides a superb insight into the artistic process of both Michael and Anna Ancher, as well as the impact an artistic upbringing had on their only child Helga. Upon entering, it is Michael Ancher's Girl … Continue reading Exhibition Review: The Legacy of the Ancher’s, Skagen Museum
It's been a long time, but I'm back! I have now completed my MA, and am taking a brief (few day) break before diving head first into PhD applications. To be back writing about something other than my dissertation is refreshing. I felt it easiest therefore to start back with something easy and simple, such as … Continue reading A (Belated) Review: Magic Light – En Plein Air Painting from the Late 19th Century, Waldemarsudde
In an article recently published by the local.se, the author writes that, whereas the general perception of Swedish style is still that of light and white tones, the Swede is in fact falling for colour, abandoning the "sleek and clean interior design” for which they are epitomised. In the art of ceramics, the same concept … Continue reading A New Idea of Swedish Ceramics – Per Hammarström
Having a full-time job and being a full-time student is not an easy task, but it does mean that any free time you have becomes even more valuable; whether that be catching up with friends, or writing a blog post, which is still a breather from my dissertation. Working and studying means that the two … Continue reading Norden – Nordic or Scandinavian?