Majesty of Iceland in Art

Visiting Iceland is always a joy, especially when visiting its outstanding galleries of art and museums. … Majesty of Iceland in Art

The National Gallery of Iceland is an excellent case in point. This gallery prides itself on exhibiting traditional works through to modern contemporary and conceptual art.

In this article I’m going to simply take a wander through an exhibition I visited recently that looked at requisitions from a local business person and collector Ragnar Jonsson who was most interested in art works depicting the emerging independent state of Iceland.

So let’s take a wander …

Porvaldur Skulason 1906-1984. The Kitchen Table
Johann Briem 1907-1991 Horses on a Green Slope
Asgrimur Jonsson 1876-1958 From Borgurfirdi
Asgrimur Jonsson Ur Husafellsskogi
Asgrimur Jonsson Ur Borgarfirdi
Asgrimur Jonsson Silfra a Pingvollum
Jon Stepansson 1881-1962 Hallmundarhraum
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Johannes S. Kjarval 1885-1972 Mountain Milk 1941
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Johannes S. Kjarval Pingvellir Parl 1960-62

Art-Tales is a magazine blog site following the journeys and reflections through the art world of artist, sketcher, art historian and critic Al Beckett.

Merely to amuse, inform and entertain, Art-Tales is aimed at people who simply wish to dip a toe into the art world, share an insight, smile at a joke and maybe even be informed a little.

Al regularly visits the major galleries in the UK and whenever possible, mainland Europe and the USA. He keeps up to date by subscribing to many periodicals, viewing documentaries and the news in general.

Al paints and sculpts himself and frequently sketches in-situ. He has written a book ‘The Primacy of Your Eye’ designed to give people some insights to enhance their experiences in galleries. Fully illustrated with 400 sketches and drawings of major art works and their artists, the book takes the reader on a journey through topics to perhaps consider enriching the viewing experience.

To many, the art world is daunting, to others it holds little interest. A gentle submersion at a depth to suit the individual can produce rich and rewarding results.

That’s the purpose of Art-Tales.

Majesty of Iceland in Art