Einar Jónsson

  • Year : 1898-1901
  • Height : 218 cm
  • Width : 93 cm
  • Category : Skúlptúr
  • Sub-category : Málmskúlptúr

Location: Hólavallakirkjugarður, corner of Suðurgata and Hringbraut When Einar premiered his sculpture Outlaws at the Charlottenborg Exhibition in Copenhagen in 1901, he first gained reputation as a sculptor. The subject came from outlaw tales in Icelandic folklore. In an exhibition catalogue, it was stated that the sculpture was to a certain point based on various motifs from Icelandic folktales, but that the story revolved around a man who had been committed for a crime and fled with his wife and child into the Icelandic highlands. The work supposedly depicts a man, carrying his dead wife on his back, on his way to the graveyard to bury her during the night. In its centre is a man with a lifeless woman on his back and a child on his arm, the focus is on his weary walk and anguished face. From a formal point of view, this is a naturalistic work, with an emphasis on detail. As a whole, it evokes an emotional reaction and can be interpreted as a symbol of loneliness and banishment of those who have been judged.

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