Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A Highlands Mountain...

A Highlands Mountain
in Iceland
in the "Public Sketch Book, Blank pages for you!"
at the Ásgrímur Jónsson Museum
August 12, 2019
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on paper
At the National Gallery of Iceland's
Ásgrímur Jónsson Museum
website HERE.

Bergstaðastræti 74, 101 Reykjavík
Ásgrímur Jónsson (1876-1958) donated his house to the Icelandic Government along with all his paintings in his possession. There were 192 oil paintings and 277 water colors along with many unfinished pictures from various periods in his life.

He was one of the first painters in Iceland to make art a professional living.

The Ogress in the Stone-Raft, 1957-1958,
is still rowing...past...

...the colors left behind...

A window to the artist's past...

A window reflection in...
The Night Troll at the Window by Ásgrímur Jónsson, watercolor, 1943,
upstairs in the Ásgrímur Jónsson Museum
See a sketch of his for this painting HERE and another HERE.

Light, lights, present...

Ásgrímur Jónsson's Frá Þingvöllum, Arnafell, (From Thingvellir) 1950.
The art seen HERE
See thirty of his paintings HERE.
See the huge Hvítárvatn og Langjökull that hangs
in the restaurant of the Hotel Holt in Reykjavík HERE.


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