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Sverrir Haraldsson

  • Year : 1951
  • Height : 60 cm
  • Width : 60 cm
  • Category : Málverk
  • Sub-category : Olíumálverk

Sverrir Haraldsson is without a doubt one of the wunderkinder of Icelandic art. At 14 years old he was already a proficient landscape painter, at 16 he was accepted into the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts (forerunner of the Iceland Academy of the Arts) in Reykjavík, the youngest of all Icelandic artists, and two years later his paintings were accepted at the autumn exhibition of FÍM – the Society of Icelandic Visual Artists. In 1952 Sverrir held a one-man show in the Listamannaskálinn gallery which displayed his diverse talents. He seemed to be above all interested in soft forms – arched and curved lines and organic imagery. This painting shows how the artist deconstructs the seen; houses and landscape, and merges it together, with a focus on soft forms that cover each other like veils. In 1952–53 he studied in Paris where he underwent the discipline of concrete/strict geometric art, like the majority of young Icelandic artists who studied there at the time.

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