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ICELANDIC SELECTED POEMS – Jónas Hallgrímsson

In the beginning of the 19th century, Romanticism arrived to Iceland and was dominant in the work of poets like Bjarni Thorarensen and Jónas Hallgrímsson (considered as one of the founding fathers of romanticism in Iceland). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4fPc0Gvepk The imagery in his poetry was influenced by the Icelandic landscape. Economic conditions were difficult in Iceland during the early years of his life ...

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LATENT MUSICAL TALENTS EMERGED IN ICELAND

Instrumental music (in the usual sense of that term) didn’t exist. Due to Iceland’s isolation centuries of musical development (on the European continent), had gone unnoticed. When the new music found its way to Iceland, the population proved to be more receptive. Latent creative talents soon emerged. In the 1980’s, Icelandic music was on the world music map with the emergence of ...

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SILENCE OF THE GRAVE – Novel, by Arnaldur Indriðason

Reading Icelandic books translated to English: Even if you’ve never considered reading an 800-year-old story, some Icelandic sagas might surprise you: “Egils Saga” (by someone back in the c.1200s). You find there a colourful main character, plenty of fight scenes (both physical and verbal). Suggestion Nr. 2 and Nr.3: “Indipendent People”by Halldor Laxness you can read and “Gunnlöth’s Tale” by Svava Yakobsdottir. If ...

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THE INFLUENCE OF IMPRESSIONISM UNDER THE SKY OF ICELAND

GUOMUNDUR THORSTEINSSON / MUGGUR 1/3 – His body was sent to Iceland, and now rests in the old cemetery by Suðurgata. In the summer of 1923, although his health was already deteriorated due to hard life, he made final trip abroad (to France and then Denmark), where he died in 1924, at the age of 32. In 1927, in the first major retrospective of ...

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GUOMUNDUR THORSTEINSSON / MUGGUR (1891/1924), ICELANDIC PAINTER – From Iceland’s frigid shore

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ICELANDIC INNER LANDSCAPES

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WHEN THE SONG OF A BIRD CAN RESURRECT FLOODED CITY – MARIE CERMINOVÁ

TOYEN / MARIE CERMINOVÁ 1/3 – She proposed to idea, in which the outside world is only a necessary element in the composition of a complete world, and depend on us, to know it on a daily basis, since even the perception of the song of a bird could resurrect the sunken cities, where a neighbor could ride a bicycle on the head of ...

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MARIE CERMINOVÁ, ALIAS TOYEN (1902/1980), CZECH PAINTER – The natural urge to paint, without any ambition

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THE SURREALISTIC IMAGERY

Founded in the early 1920s by Andre Breton (and emphatically explained in his Manifestoes of Surrealism), Surrealism is considered both a cultural and revolutionary art movement. Andre Breton, said that “the mind which plunges into Surrealism, relives with burning excitement the best part of childhood”. Some of the most iconic artworks has come from surrealists (whether it’s Dali, Magritte or Ernst). ...

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IN THE HIDDEN CHANNELS OF THE MIND – The musical surrealism

The surrealist aesthetic, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYxWRXIbWoU according to the flow of the unconscious, is based on the juxtaposition of meanings. The musical surrealism expresses psychic automatism, to express in any way vthe actual functioning of thought, outside of any aesthetic and moral. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e8hYLUAfGc The surrealistic events, including the critical rationality and the conscious liberation of the unconscious imaginative potentials, in order to achieve ...

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