Crystals

1968

Stein镁贸r Sigur冒sson 1933-

L脥-1507

Stein镁贸r Sigur冒sson made his debut when abstract art had become established in Iceland, and he followed that path for many years. Powerful oils and captivating watercolours served him well at a period of upheaval on the art scene, as witness Strigi og flauel (Canvas and Velvet), a documentary about him made in 2013 by Anna 脼贸ra Stein镁贸rsd贸ttir. He studied at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, and then in Stockholm and Barcelona 1949鈥56. He taught for a time at the College of Arts and Crafts. Stein镁贸r was prolific, not least in his work as a set designer for the Reykjav铆k Theatre Company; he also set up exhibitions for museums, and designed innumerable postage stamps. Stein镁贸r鈥檚 painting Kristallar/Crystals is an abstract work, while the chilly blue colour palette gives rise to thoughts of cold winter days and frozen ponds, where one can hear the ice crackling and snow crunching underfoot. The work is characterised by speed and movement, achieved by precise brushwork and a light touch, working from the centre. Stein镁贸r remained faithful to abstract expressionism in his art; he joined forces with the Septem-group after it was re-formed in 1974. Right into the 1980s Stein镁贸r鈥檚 work was typified by his lively, spontaneous method that gave rise to fresh, vibrant paintings.

  • 脕r1968
  • GreinM谩laralist - Ol铆um谩lverk
  • St忙r冒98 x 123 cm
  • EfnisinntakAbstrakt
  • A冒alskr谩Myndlist/H枚nnun
  • EfniOl铆ulitur

Treasures of Icelandic Art

The museum is open every day from 10AM 鈥 5PM. Closed on Mondays during winter (1.10 鈥 30.4)