We entered the museum to music, there was an opera concert on the top floor with these wonderful paintings on the walls, such a beautiful experience! I love when there’s music, and on top of that -live- music in galleries. There are so many amazing treasures there, we saw many Munch paintings, a Gauguin sketch, a ballet scene by Toulouse Lautrec, a few Carl Larssons and some amazing Eugene Jansson paintings and I could go on and on and on. Many great artists I was seeing for the first time.
Thielska Galleriet is a house from early 1900s purposely built to house the wonderful art collection of the art collector and banker Ernest Thiel and his family. Thiel lost almost all his money in the stock crash after world war II and so 1924 the house plus paintings/decor was bought by the state and shortly after opened as a museum.
My favourite works from this exhibition are 1. The wall of lava. I love organic things and this was beautiful. From afar it looked like a big carpet, like woven material and up close you could see all the detail, the spongy veins, the little flower or tree like shapes, it looked soft yet hard, just amazing! Nature is the best! LOVED that. 2.The labyrinth of colour. Love bright colours! I really liked how the plastic sheets of colours blended together when overlapping and created more colours that weren’t really there. Very soothing to the eye and very pretty. and 3. The mist raining down. It was just a hose placed up in the ceiling raining mist down in a dark room with a few lights, but that’s the greatest, when you can create something wondrous out of common things. It was beautiful, magical, mystical. All in all a very interesting exhibition! All pictures here I took at the exhibition 🙂
A very big exhibition full packed with wondrous things! I liked most the first part where there were products made of sustainable materials as I am most interested in new materials that are eco-friendly but fabulous! What remained in my mind were these beautiful shoes by Liz Ciokailo made of hemp, coconut fibres, wool felt and papermass and Kosuke Tsumura’s recyclable coat “Final home” filled with old newspapers and other things to create warmth for insulation, as he said “When people loose their home, clothes are their last protection.” I also really liked the videos that were in the mid part with innovative materials, moving eerily by themselves, super interesting and beautiful. Then there were familiar clothes I have loved a long while such as Viktor&Rolf’s dress with pillows, Hussein Chalayan’s amazing table skirt that I remember cutting out pictures of from magazines so many years ago. This 1980’s Sonia Rykiel sweater dress for two is also adorable. There was also a section of super colourful clothes with smiley faces that were a real joy to see! All in all full of lots of great inspirations! ❤