Visiting the Gothenburg Museum of Art was one of the highlights of my stay in the city.
I started on the top floor in the Nordic at the Turn of the Century and Swedish Modernism galleries.
Helmer Osslund’s ‘Autumn Evening Nordingra’ was one my my favourite pieces in this museum. The combination of the large size and the vivid colours used in the painting gave it real presence.
‘River Landscape Hjartum’ by Ivan Ivarson was another very colourful landscape.
I liked another of Ivan Ivarson’s paintings ‘Flowers in a Window’.
I’ve heard quite a bit about the Norwegian artist Edward Munch, with ‘The Scream’ being his best known work. ‘Vampire’ was the first Much painting I’d seen in real life.
The ‘Woman in Blue’ featured in Ake Goransson’s painting looked rather downcast.
Next, I went down to the Sculpture Hall on the third floor of the Gothenburg Museum of Art.
The first piece I encountered was ‘Double Blind’ by Charlotte Gyllenhammar. It made me think of a hostage situation.
The rotating ‘Seconds in Ecstasy’ by Cajsa Von Zeipel was bathed in pink light.
‘Ingeborg’ by Gerhard Henning, was a more traditional sculpture of the female form.
I wondered if the name of Jonathan Josefsson’s ‘Rug No 83’ related to the number of small circular tufted wool rugs making up the installation.
Just off the Sculpture Hall, there was an exhibition of paintings by the Gothenburg based artist Kent Lindfors.
All too soon, it was almost the 5pm closing time. As I made my way to the exit, Isaacs Grunewalds’ ‘Self Portrait (created with buttons) caught my eye.
Entry to the Gothenburg Museum of Art is free to holders of the Gothenburg City Card.
If I return to Gothenburg, I’ll be back at the Museum of Art.
My visit to Gothenburg was organised by the West Sweden Tourist Board.