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22.08.2016
01.01.2018

Kjarval – key works from the collection

  • Jóhannes S. Kjarval, Mt. Skjaldbreiður (From Grafningur), 1962, oil on linen, 204x154 cm.

Kjarvalsstaðir is a space where the art of Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval, in whose honour it is named, has been presented in diverse ways since it opened in 1973. In that time extensive research has been carried out on his art and his important place in Icelandic art history.

Many of Kjarval’s works are familiar, but opportunities are welcome to renew the acquaintance from different perspectives, and  in the context of time passing. Attitudes to art evolve, and Kjarval’s subjects constantly acquire new significance in the context of the subjects of each time – for example his interpretation of Icelandic nature, and the sensitivity to nature conveyed by his works. Observers will respond differently to Kjarval’s interpretation of Icelandic nature, reflecting individual values. Does the value lie in beauty for its own sake, in the hidden life within it, in our potential for utilisation of nature, or in the transience many people foresee, due to climate change? Each person sees a work in his/her own way, according to the Zeitgeist and personal perspective. 

Curator/s: 
Ólöf K. Sigurðardóttir

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7. October 2017 - 13:00
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25. November 2017 - 13:00
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12. June 2017 - 9:00
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2. December 2017 - 13:00
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