Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Stockholm - part 1

I have been in a bit of a slump lately. Which explains why I haven't posted much lately.

Winter is not the best time to go out sketching and my mind seems to be in hibernating mode.

Luckily I had a short trip to Stockholm planned for the end of last month ; just the thing to get back on track.

It was a very fidgety girl
Stockholm is a beautiful city and I was itching to sketch it. I tried, I really did, to sit down and draw. Unfortunately, the temperature was quite offputting and I only managed to produce this sorry attempt at a scenery...

If I go back I will do better.
...and this sketch of a statue of the Swedish singer Evert Taube.

Evert Taubes
Yellow makes things brighter :D
Stockholm is full of museums, so it was no problem at all to find  both shelter and interesting sketching material.

I started off at the Nobel Museum. As its name indicates, it is dedicated to the Nobel prize and its winners. You can fin information on all the people who were awarded the prize with a description of their achievements, as well as a collection of items they donated to the museum.

Nobel Museet
These were all donated by prize winners
Next on my list was the Moderna Museet. There was an exhibition of Louise Bourgeois and an interesting collection of modern art. I particularly enjoyed this piece by the surrealist artist Meret Oppenheim...

La gouvernante
The artist seemed to have interesting phantasies about his gouvernante
... and loved the samples of George Grosz's work, his drawings are so expressive.

So much to learn from these!
How best to end the day than at the museum's café having what the Swedish call a fika?

Cafe Blom

More to follow :)

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