From Sketch to Sculpture - Drawings by Ásmundur Sveinsson

30 April 2011 - 22 April 2012

Ásmundarsafn

The exhibition From Sketch to Sculpture – Drawings by Ásmundur Sveinsson presents a small insight into the rich collection of drawings by the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson. A selection has been made among the works based on subjects, which can be identified throughout the collection. Also included at the exhibition are a number of drawings that can be tied to known sculptures by the artist, especially from his earlier years.
The digital registration of all the drawings in the collection of Reykjavík Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn has recently been completed, and it is a great advantage finally to have good access to this part of the artistic creativity of the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson. The drawings number almost 2.000 and cover a wide range of subjects; devotional drawings, landscape, form studies, portraits, model studies and a variety of other things – among them quite a number of drawings that can be related to specific sculptures, that Ásmundur Sveinsson created during his long and prolific career.
The drawings of Ásmundur Sveinsson have not been exhibited extensively, and the selection here is bound to capture the attention of all those that are interested in getting to know this new chapter in the history of art in Iceland and in the oeuvre of this great artist.   

Curator is Eiríkur Thorláksson, art historian.

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Programme:

Sunday 15 May 2 p.m.
Ásmundarsafn – From Sketch to Sculpture
Gallery talk for the family and workshop.

Saturday 21 August 3 p.m.
Ásmundarsafn – From Sketch to Sculpture
Curator’s talk with Eiríkur Þorláksson.

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