The exhibitions Christer Strömholm and Giorgio Vasari's Drawings open at Nationalmuseum
The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Thursday, July 18, 2024


The exhibitions Christer Strömholm and Giorgio Vasari's Drawings open at Nationalmuseum
Christer Strömholm, Petit Fleur. © Christer Strömholm/Strömholm Estate



STOCKHOLM.- This autumn brings two separate exhibitions with one entrance and ticket at Nationalmuseum. One part of the gallery shows Christer Strömholm’s photographs taken in Paris and the other part drawings from the legendary collection owned by the artist Giorgio Vasari. The exhibitions open on 6 October.

Christer Strömholm – Portraits in Paris

Long considered one of the most significant Swedish photographers, Christer Strömholm is among the few to have achieved widespread international recognition. The exhibition includes around 200 photographs taken in Paris in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, mostly portraits of artists and leading cultural figures but also some unfamiliar images of contemporary Paris. The portraits were taken during the years that Strömholm lived and worked in Paris, where he collaborated with Pontus Hultén and Lasse Söderberg to document many artists and authors. The exhibition includes portraits of Paul Andersson, André Breton, Olle Bonniér, Torun Bülow-Hübe, Niki de Saint Phalle, Giacometti, Yves Klein, Bengt Lindström, François Mauriac and Tinguely, among others.

Strömholm began his artistic career not as a photographer, but as a student of fine art in Dresden and Paris. Aiming to be a painter, he also studied under Isac Grünewald and Otte Sköld in Stockholm. Continuing his studies after the Second World War at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Strömholm began experimenting with large format cameras and switched to photography as his main medium. In the late 1940s he started creating images inspired by abstract painting, with his interest focused solely on form. Soon, however, he was increasingly turning his attention to the motif, producing images verging on subjective documentary photography. Strömholm’s most notable works include images documenting the lives of Parisian transsexuals, taken between 1958 and 1968 and published in the book Les amies de Place Blanche. Strömholm also achieved prominence as an educator after setting up the Fotoskolan photography school in Stockholm in 1962, where his own experience, learning and ideas came to influence a long list of photographers.




Exhibition curator is Joakim Strömholm in collaboration with Anna Nilsdotter.

Giorgio Vasari’s Drawings – A Mythical Collection

The exhibition focuses on the Italian artist Giorgio Vasari’s legendary collection of drawings by Italian artists spanning the period from the 14th to the late 16th century. After Vasari’s death in 1574 the collection’s contents were dispersed and can be found today in public and private collections around the world. Several drawings in the collections of the Louvre and Nationalmuseum have long been considered as part of Vasari’s collection. But is it certain that all drawings are from Vasari? What is myth and what is fact? The exhibition is based on the latest research and the many new questions it has given rise to among art historians and collectors. Visitors can follow along on a scientific journey of discovery that has led experts to reassess two significant collections of drawings.

The exhibition, coproduced with the Louvre in Paris, features some 100 works by renaissance artists such as Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, Andrea Verrocchio, Andrea Mantegna, Filippino Lippi, Pietro Perugino, Raphael, Parmigianino, Sofonisba Anguissola and Primaticcio. Works from Nationalmuseum’s and the Louvre’s world-class drawing collections will be joined by a large number of works on loan from the British Museum, Albertina Museum, Chatsworth, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Museo di Capodimonte and Victoria and Albert Museum.

One of the most prominent cultural figures in 16th-century Italy, Vasari made his name as an artist and architect, and more especially as the author of the book Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects (1550), the foundation stone of modern art history. Equally famous is his large collection of drawings – the first collection structured on historical principles. In the book, Vasari describes how he began his collecting career at a young age and that the idea of compiling an album of drawings that could serve as a visual complement to the biographies in the book came about when he started work on the second edition in 1568. What distinguishes this second edition is Vasari’s detailed descriptions of the drawings in his collection, which were the work of the artists profiled in the biographical texts. The drawings provided study material for the book and were kept in an album, which the author referred to as il nostro Libro de’ disegni (‘our book of drawings’).

Exhibition curators are Carina Fryklund from Nationalmuseum and Louis Frank from the Louvre. A version of the exhibition was on show at the Louvre in Paris during spring and summer.










Today's News

October 6, 2022

Paid to fight, even in ancient Greece

Lark Mason Associates announces Fall Asian Art Sale

Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Pantin opens an exhibition of works by Miquel Barceló

The exhibitions Christer Strömholm and Giorgio Vasari's Drawings open at Nationalmuseum

Boijmans makes biggest ever acquisition, 'Greatest Surrealist of us all' added to Dutch cultural heritage

World record for important tall bottle vase with disc by Hans Coper at Bonhams Design sale

Important 18th century map of California highlights Bonhams Exploration and Travel sale

New home announced for Fashion Museum Bath

Major survey of Israeli artist Sigalit Landau explores artist's engagement with the Dead Sea over two decades

Frist Art Museum presents extraordinary and rarely seen textiles from renowned collection of Asian art

High Museum of Art opens first museum survey for Deana Lawson

Spectacular Claude de Marteau Collection Part II sells for £2.5 million at Bonhams

'This Golden Mile' by Kavi Pujara exhibited at Martin Parr Foundation

Theo Richmond, who revived the past in a Polish shtetl, dies at 93

Designed & hand-blocked by the Folly Cove Designers opens at Cape Ann Museum

Exhibition features portraits depicting judges who graduated from Boston University School of Law

Da'Vine Joy Randolph doesn't want anyone finishing her sentences

Charles Fuller, Pulitzer winner for 'A Soldier's Play,' dies at 83

LnS Gallery opens solo exhibition by Jennifer Basile

The Drawing Room presents 'Weaving the Unraveled: New tapestries by Laurie Lambrecht'

1821 Half Eagle soars to $4.6 million, leading First Bass Collection auction to $20.5 million at Heritage Auctions

Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allen Poe among fine autograph and artifacts featuring literature up for auction

Artist Stephanie Syjuco finds new meaning in Wadsworth Atheneum collections in MATRIX 190

Easy Quizzz - Practice Online Tests

How to Choose Curtains That Will Help Soundproof Your Home?

Bet Live Casino Review

What is the Best Content for Growing an Audience on YouTube?

How Many Twitch Viewers to Become a Top Streamer?




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, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Attorneys
Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
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