Jóhannes S. Kjarval: First Snow

Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir Flókagata 24,, Reykjavík

Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval (1885-1972) is one of the nation’s most beloved artists and his diverse oeuvre has numerous paintings of Icelandic nature, fantastic creatures and the Icelandic people. Kjarval was born in the south coast of Iceland, at the farm Efri-Ey in the Meðalland district, but was raised by relatives on the east coast at …

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Guðjón Ketilsson: Jæja

Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir Flókagata 24,, Reykjavík

"Jæja" - the word is like a found object in the Icelandic vocabulary. One can resort to it on almost any occasion. On its own, it means very little, but everyone can make it their own and put it into context so that it acquires meaning. Guðjón Ketilsson creates his art with a similar methodology, …

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