Green Clouds


Sigurður Örlygsson 1946-2019


Sigurður Örlygsson studied at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts 1967–71, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen  1971–72 and at the Art Students League í New York 1974–75. Sigurður’s works are spontaneous, often based on a simple, objective leitmotiv. Græn ský/Green Clouds (1973) is in the spirit of American geometric abstract art, and it is safe to say that Sigurður is the principal Icelandic representative of the monumental US geometric-abstract school identified with Barnett Newman, Ellsworth Kelly and Kenneth Noland: an art of powerful monochrome tones and large planes.

  • Year1973
  • TypeMálaralist - Olíumálverk
  • Size111 x 75,5 cm
  • SummaryLandslag, Veður
  • Main typeMyndlist/Hönnun
  • MaterialMasónít, Olíulitur

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