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Sweden's reconstructed national Museum : A house for the country

The New Museum on Berlin's Museum island was still not finished, as Stüler received the next prestigious job: the design for the Swedish national Museum in Stockholm. Also, this construction proved to be difficult. It took almost 20 years, until the building of 1866 was opened. Over the decades, the collections grew, the house was always changed, the most visible intervention was the closure of the 300 window against the light of day highlighted, especially in the long Winter, low sun.

in 2013, forced the technical deficiencies of the remediation. After five years of renovation for around 120 million euros by the architect Gert Wingard and Erik Wikerstal was celebrated in October re-opening. Since then, the stream of visitors does not break down, because it is the first house of Sweden, the national Museum. It proclaims first and foremost on the Will of a Nation. As a Museum of a Museum, the house of nature did not preserve, too often, the presentation had been changed again and again.

The Swedish takes imperceptibly more space

The new concept, with more than 5000 plants compared to previously, only in 1700, the nation-building in a European (art-)historical context. The war of the past is quite present. If the timeline that the Museum by its two upper floors from the 16. Century down to the present, Renaissance and mannerism in magnificent works of Arcimboldo, we can revel in, it is because the Swedish campaigns in the thirty years ' war, up to Prague, and there to plunder the stocks of the Emperor Rudolf II. Since king Gustav Adolf had fallen already, in 1632, of course, he is in an imposing marble bust of a presence.

Within the timeline, each of which is called topics, so that a colorful hanging of works of various artists and geographical schools. Portraits, on a wall, for example, the noble families are there on one other; for the modern-day gender-specific issues such as the role of the artist in their respective time. The everyday playing with the social development of the arts an increasingly important role. The Swedish takes imperceptibly more space; the tight wall texts to inform you that it is in the 19th century. Century had more to do with the Scandinavian total, especially as Sweden included until 1905, Norway.

John Singer Sargent is dedicated to the first special exhibition

the first special exhibition (until 13. January) shows the national Museum shows a cross section through the work of the American Expatriate John Singer Sargent, who spent his life in Europe and, in London, died. Sargent (1856-1925) was the society painter par excellence. He kept his time in the portrait, painted magnate and heir, socialite and society ladies, and balanced often on the edge of the Unconventional, Yes, Offensive. Why Sargent in Sweden? Because he was Edelfelt with his peers and fellow painters Albert and especially Anders Zorn friends, the latter a supporter of the Swedish national romanticism.

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painting of The God of the seasons

Bernhard Schulz

anger painted similar to Sargent, although not with quite such a light impression stroke of the extremist brush, as he went to the success of a painter effortlessly from the Hand. With Sargent and Zorn is outlined in the bourgeois epoch, which is the Museum and presents it to the up in the colour scheme of the walls detailed restoration more beautiful than ever.

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