Mar 8, 2016

Stina Wollter, in honor of International Woman's Day

Stina Wollter, a Swedish Artist, Singer, Textwriter, Body Activist and Radio Personality is one of the women I want to honor this
International Woman's Day

I love to end my weekend listen to her 2hr Sunday night radio show. She shows so much love and respect to all the intresting people she´s bringing to the show.
I also follow her fun and thoughtful Instagram account.

This saturday I wen't to her artshow in Uppsala at Galleri 1. Amazing art, sculptures and photography, and to top it off, she was there herself. She held a long talk about her road to this exhibit, about her life, love, struggle, happiness and art. She touched the jam packed galleri and people smiled, laught and cried a little bit.
It was one of the best spent afternoons I have had lately!

So here are some of my photos from the exhibit, she told the stories about them in such a way I'm not able to tell:

Thank You Stina, and all other women on this day, and all other days!

My favorite photo of hers:

Feb 14, 2016

Selfie - by the Artist

Just now does the Swedish National Museum have a exhibit at Konstakademien in Stockholm:

"Entrepreneur. Genius. Avant-Gardist. Norm-Breaker. Visionary. Traveler.
An exhibition about what it means to be an artist, today and historically. About roles, ideals and myths. About power structures and notions of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and class."

I went to the opening and realised that there was a lot of "Selfies" made by historical great artists and decided to sum up the well worth visit trough them:

Tyra Lundgren 1921, Sweden (1897-1979)
 Helene Schjerfbeck 1937, Finland-Sweden (1862-1946)
 Eugéne Jansson 1910, Sweden (1862-1915)
 Claude Cahun 1927, France (1894-1954)
 Peter Weiss 1938, Germany-Sweden (1916-1982)
 Sophie Adlersparre 1849, Sweden (1808-1862)
 Andy Warhol 1978, USA (1928-1987)
 Rembrandt 1640, Netherlands (1606-1669)
 David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl 1691, Germany-Sweden (1628-1698)
 Pehr Hörberg 1805, Sweden (1746-1816)
 Carl Gustav Plagemann 1849, Sweden-Italy (1805-1868)
Auguste Renoir 1866, France (1841-1919)
 Peter Dahl 1970, Sweden (1934)
 Siri Derkert 1915, Sweden (1888-1973)
 Julia Beck 1880, Sweden-France (1853-1935)
 Lena Cronqvist 1982, Sweden (1938)
 Jeff Koons 1988-9, USA (1955)
 Alexander Roslin 1767, Sweden-France (1718-1793)
 Georg von Rosen 1869, France-Sweden (1843-1923)
Sivert Lindblom 1986, Sweden (1931)

As You can understand, this is just a sliver of the exhibit, hope You enjoyed, Per!

Feb 9, 2016

250 year old furniture folk art from Uppland

In north Uppland, Sweden, where I live the farmers thrived around 1750-1850, beside the farming they did work for the ironproduction around the area.
The wealth resulted in big houses that they filled with painted furnitures, a luxury at the time.
During 1760-1780 the decorpainting of furnitures had it's peak in Uppland.
They have just been exhibited at Upplandsmuséet in Uppsala, enjoy some of the unknown masters:

The Rose Master 1766

The Flame Tulip Master 1789

The Flame Tulip Master 1790

The Alunda Master 1768
Hope You enjoyed, I did!

Feb 6, 2016

The poetry of the February water

My village Lövstabruks ironmaking, economy and existance have been built on the water.
It never stops fascinating me, and since it's a mild February after a lot of snow are all the waterways full of powerfull water.

Enjoy the Poetry of the February water, Per!

Hope You enjoyed, Per!