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Watercolors Celebrated at Reykjavík Art Museum

By Iceland Review

The symposium “Watercolors in Hundred Years” will take place at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús today. Lectures will be held in Icelandic by art historians Hrafnhildur Schram and Adalsteinn Ingólfsson and artist J.B.K. Ransu.

Ásgrímur Jónsson, “Hrafnabjörg, from Thingvellir,” 1955. Watercolor on paper.

Schram will discuss pioneers in watercolor paintings in Iceland, while Ingólfsson will cover watercolors in abstract paintings. Ransu will speak about watercolors in contemporary art.

Furthermore, an art performance in relation to this theme by Halldór Ásgeirsson will be included in the program, which begins at between 2 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

The idea for the symposium was hatched during research organized by Reykjavík Art Museum with others in relation to an extensive watercolor painting exhibition of Icelandic artists that opens in Kjarvalsstadir next year.

In other art-related news, a free guided tour in Icelandic for the entire family through the exhibition “Erró – Portraits and Possibilities” takes place at Hafnarhús tomorrow at 3 pm. The tour will be led by artist Klara Thórhallsdóttir and admission is free.

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