The exhibition The Wondrous – Beetween myth and reality takes us into the depths of the forest landscape, amongst natural phenomena, sensory sensations and natural mysticism.
In this world Theodor Kittelsen (1857–1914), John Bauer (1882–1918), Elsa Beskow (1874–1953) and Tove Jansson (1914–2001) take a very special position in Nordic art and cultural history.
In distinctive ways, they have created experiences of something wondrous in nature, where the universal and the discomfiting appear side by side.
In recent years, fantasy as a cultural phenomenon has gained a new relevance in both visual art, literature and film. A clear trend in our increasingly globalized and overwhelmingly digitized and measured modern life is a sentimental longing to become closer to nature.
Such inclinations invigorate new interest in old traditions: tangible and intangible crafts, legends, myths and stories where descriptions of reality give way to supernatural and magical events.
The exhibition The Wondrous explores this phenomenon through iconic works by Kittelsen, Bauer, Beskow and Jansson set against contemporary art by Ingrid Torvund, Máret Ánne Sara og Astrid Nondal.
The exhibition is supported by the Savings Bank Foundation DNB.
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- Ron SNew York City, New YorkTrip Type:CouplesLillehammer Art MuseumSunday, 4th August 2019Beautiful building and a nice collection of Norwegian artists. I was particularly impressed with their handling of Frits Thaulow. After prior disappointment at other museums (National Gallery in Oslo... Read full review
- RobynQ26Hong Kong, ChinaTrip Type:Friends getawayWell laid out but was expecting art from other countries too!Tuesday, 24th December 2019A nice museum, not hugely busy, thoughtfully curated. Mostly Norwegian art; was expecting something a little more global! Read full review
- Nicolai LAsker, NorwayTrip Type:FamilyVery goodSunday, 18th July 2021We came for the Anna Ancher exhibition this summer. We've visited Skagen several times and visited exhibits of the works of the Skagen artist colony. This was a in depth exhibit focusing on... Read full review