The World's Largest Public Domain Media Search Engine
Ludvig Looström, 1848-1941 (Carl Larsson) - Nationalmuseum - 25566

Similar

Ludvig Looström, 1848-1941 (Carl Larsson) - Nationalmuseum - 25566

description

Summary

Looström was the director of the Nationalmuseum in 1900–1915. During that period, Larsson created two monumental paintings for the Museum’s stairwell. When Gustav Vasa’s Entry into Stockholm was being painted (completed in 1908), Looström appeared as one of the artist’s most avid admirers. When he supported the rejection of Midwinter Sacrifice a few years later, it led to the end of their friendship. This portrait was made while they were still on a friendly footing. Looström is shown sitting in his office at the Museum, dressed in his famous round smoking cap. Svenska: Looström var chef för Nationalmuseum 1900–1915. Under den perioden utförde Larsson två stora målningar för museets trapphall. Vid tillkomsten av Gustav Vasas intåg i Stockholm (färdig 1908) framträdde Looström som en av konstnärens varma anhängare. När han några år därefter medverkade till refuserandet av Midvinterblot var det slut på vänskapen. Porträttet tillkom medan de ännu stod på god fot med varandra. Looström sitter här i sitt arbetsrum på museet, iklädd sin i samtiden omtalade runda rökmössa.

Carl Larsson (1853–1919) was a Swedish painter representative of the Arts and Crafts movement. His many paintings include oils, watercolors, and frescoes. He considered his finest work to be Midvinterblot (Midwinter Sacrifice), a large painting now displayed inside the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts.

date_range

Date

1908
create

Source

Nationalmuseum Stockholm
copyright

Copyright info

public domain

Explore more

artwork
artwork