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Erró Exhibit and Drawing Game at Reykjavík Museum

The exhibition “Erró – Drawings” opened at the Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús this week. Tomorrow, September 4 at 2 pm there will be a gallery talk in Icelandic for the family, with 6-12-year-olds in mind, and afterwards a drawing game for all.


Erró, Untitled (Sketch for painting “The Devil of Pompei”) from the serie “Les Carcasses” (1955-1957), 1955.

The world-renowned Icelandic artist Erró is perhaps better known for his paintings than his drawings. This exhibition presents around 200 of his works; the oldest are from 1944 and the latest are quite recent. The artist has utilized a multitude of techniques and methods in creating the pieces.

It was a watershed moment in Erró’s art when his collages first started to appear. At that time he completely abandoned the graphic creation and his collages became sketches on which he based his paintings, graphic works and aquarelles, a press release describes.

The hand was no longer the main interpreter in his works of art; rather it was an instrument to project images on paper, canvas and other media, often with the aid of slide projectors or overhead projectors.

This exhibition is organized in close cooperation with Erró and based on works from both the artist’s private collection and the collection of Reykjavík Art Museum.

Tomorrow’s event will take place in Icelandic and is free for children under 18. The exhibition runs through August 26, 2012.

For further information, visit the museum’s website.


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