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PAINTING MOUNTAINS AND GLACIERS FIGURATIVE WAY – Gisli Sigurdsson

GISLI SIGURDSSON 1/3 – He was born in 1930 and brought up on a big farm (near middle of Iceland). He became a journalist at a young age, and began painting. He has been painting for 50 years, inspired first by magnificent mountain landscape, glaciers and lava. After 1950, the thrust of modernism was very common among artists and he ...

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GISLI SIGURDSSON (1930/2010), ICELANDIC PAINTER – Inspired by magnificent landscapes

Soundtrack: Sigur Rós / Festival, free MP3. The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, is to spread the knowledge of these painters and that other people enjoy their works.

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WOMEN IN COLOURFUL DRESS AND DARK-SUITED MEN – Karolina Larusdottir

KAROLINA LARUSDOTTIR 1/3 – She was born in Reykjavik in 1944 and lived and worked in the British Isles (from the mid sixties for nearly fifty years). Now she lives again in her homeland of Iceland. Many of her contemporary paintings are rooted to her upbringing in Iceland. She remembers the Iceland of her childhood, as a country barely touched ...

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KAROLINA LARUSDOTTIR, ICELANDIC PAINTER – Painting imaginary people in strange situations

Soundtrack: Sigur Rós / Di Do, free MP3. The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, is to spread the knowledge of these painters and that other people enjoy their works.

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PROMPTED BY TANGIBLE EXTERNAL STIMULUS – Jónas Hallgrímsson

He is remembered for his poems describing Icelandic scenery. Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807/1845), was one of the most popular of Iceland’s Romantic poets. He was born at the farm Hraun in Oxen Valley, in north central Iceland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4fPc0Gvepk He lost his father when he was nine. It was a great metropolis that fostered his poetic gift, although the roots of his ...

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THE ATOM STATION – Novel, by Halldor Laxness

He was thinking that Icelanders are grateful to meet foreigners, who have heard of their country. And even more grateful to hear someone say, it deserves better. He was a twentieth-century Icelandic writer, influenced by modern currents in Germany and France. Halldór Laxness was born in Reykjavik, but spent his youth in the countryside. From the age of seventeen, he ...

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BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPES IN ICELAND

Soundtrack: Sigur Rós / Svefn G Englar, free MP3. The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, is to spread the knowledge of these painters and that other people enjoy their works.

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