The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Nationalmuseum to get passionate this spring, exhibition of over 100 works depict emotions
Francisco de Zurbarán, The Veil of Veronica. Oil on canvas. Nationalmuseum. Photo: Nationalmuseum.

STOCKHOLM.- This spring’s big exhibition at Nationalmuseum, Passions, is all about emotion in art. Starting on 8 March, over 100 works depicting emotions such as sorrow, fear and joy will go on show. The artists represented include Dürer, Munch, Rembrandt, Tony Oursler, Rineke Dijkstra and Bill Viola.

Passions – Five Centuries of Art and the Emotions, the major exhibition at Nationalmuseum this spring, will examine how the emotions are interpreted and portrayed in art. Body language has been a source of fascination through the ages, right up to the present day. Self-help books and courses offer guidance on interpreting the secret language of the human body and on appropriate body language for various situations. Artists have been interested in the emotions, and how they are expressed, since ancient times, depicting facial expressions, gestures and body language in their works to convey sorrow, suffering, fear, melancholy, tenderness and joy.

The exhibition will also encourage visitors to reflect on their own emotions. Do we always show our feelings, or do we hide them? How do we show what we feel? Are we laughing with or at someone? Mirrors on the gallery walls will confront exhibition visitors with their own and their fellow visitors’ reactions to the artworks and the emotions conveyed.

The exhibition will feature over 100 works from the Renaissance to the present day, some from Nationalmuseum’s own collections, and others obtained on loan. The works will be a mix of painting, sculpture, video, drawing and graphic art, by artists such as Dürer, Munch, Rembrandt, Tony Oursler, Rineke Dijkstra and Bill Viola. The exhibition will also include a collection of illustrated books on physiognomy from the Hagströmer Library at Karolinska Institutet. A series of lectures, concerts and drama productions will be presented to tie in with the exhibition.

The exhibition runs from 8 March to 12 August 2012.

Today's News

December 17, 2011

Before The Law: Post-War sculptures and spaces of contemporary art at Museum Ludwig

Six artists illustrate the broad spectrum of contemporary sculpture at Haus der Kunst

Menil Collection celebrates return of Byzantine frescoes with exhibition until March 2012

The Coe Collection of American Indian Art on view at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Stunning Hercules figure sets new world record at Bonhams' Fine European Ceramics auction

Soaring steel sculpture by preeminent American artist Mark di Suvero at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Day three of the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christie's realizes a combined $5,586,913

Nationalmuseum to get passionate this spring, exhibition of over 100 works depict emotions

$2.7 million for South Australian museum to fight bugs in its bug collection

Vast Collections, from artistic treasures to everyday items, on the National Trust go online

Kenneth Wayne appointed Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Noguchi Museum

Donors honor retiring Cantor Arts Center Director with gifts of art and endowed fund

Marklin boat, Ives man on rocking horse top the parade of toys at Bertoia's $1.55M auction

MARA3D delivers first mobile art reference app for artists

Sotheby's sells an unpublished autograph manuscript by Charlotte Brontë for £690,850 / $ 1,069,229

Exhibition of new work by Alan Michael at David Kordansky Gallery

Fellowship Exhibition at the School of the International Center of Photography

Museum Kunst der Westküste to create a crocheted coral reef as a collective, cross-border installation

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful