Icelandic painting and sculpture
Visual artists have been around for a long time in Iceland , but it was not until the beginning of the 20th century that Icelandic artists gained truly international recognition. Initially, they had mostly studied abroad, for example in Copenhagen , and gained this degree through a sideline e.g. B. financed as sailors.
The most important motifs of the painters were the nature of their homeland and its people. But the supernatural powers, which have always played a role in Iceland, were discussed again and again.
Some of the most important Icelandic painters include:
- Alfreð Flóki (1938–1987)
- Ásgrímur Jónsson (1876-1958)
- Eggert Pétursson (* 1956)
- Eiríkur Smith (* 1925)
- Erla Þórarinsdóttir (* 1955)
- Erró (Guðmundur Guðmundson) (* 1932)
- Georg Guðni (Hauksson) (* 1961)
- Guðmundur Þórsteinsson (1891–1924)
- Gunnlaugur Scheving (1904–1972)
- Halldór Ásgeirson (* 1956)
- Helgi Þórgils Friðjónsson (* 1953)
- Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval (1885–1972)
- Jón Óskar (born 1954)
- Kristjan Daviðsson (* 1917)
- Nína Tryggvadóttir (1913–1968)
- Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson (* 1963)
- Svavar Guðnason (1909–1988)
- Þórarinn Þorláksson (1867–1924)
It was not until the 19th century that Icelandic artists began to occupy themselves with sculpture . So far, the usable material was simply missing, as the stones to be found in Iceland are usually quite brittle.
Some of the most famous sculptors in Iceland include: