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Impressive Nordic Impressionists

SWEDEN | Friday, 31 August 2012 | Views [1889]

Another favorite, Michael Archer, Goteburg Art Museum

Another favorite, Michael Archer, Goteburg Art Museum

I was a bit surprised (and not a little disappointed) that Sweden isn't chock-a-block with leggy, stewardess-type blondes.  And where are all of the saunas?  The biggest surprise of all may have come at the Konstmuseet, Goteborg's art museum.  While France was producing impressionist painters like Monet and Degas, Sweden was growing its own crop like Carl Larrsen and Michael Archer.  On one wall there were paintings that, at a glance, could have been painted by Mary Cassat, Auguste Renoir or Camile Pissarro.  Very impressive.  Very Impressionist.  Oh, yes, there were paintings and sculpture by the French Impressionists, too.

    Carl Larssen

A single SEK80 ticket is good for admission to six museums for a full year, a true bargain, even if we only had a single day - time to visit only two.  The Rohsska Museet, the design museum, isn't my cuppa, but it was interesting nonetheless. 

    "Basic Black," stlye from the Rohsska Museet


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