Upcoming exhibition June 18, 2020 – April 11, 2021
18th century – Sweden and Europe
The new exhibition, which opens at the National Museum Jamtli on June 18, is about the relations between Sweden and Europe during the 18th century in the field of visual arts and crafts. It takes you through a century of war and difficult hardships, but also of future optimism, useful thinking and the belief in science where art is closely related to politics and diplomacy.
Familiarize yourself with new ideas and artists who came from France to Sweden to participate in the construction of the new royal palace in Stockholm at the beginning of the century. Take a closer look at the direct influence that Gustav III had on the culture in the latter part of the century.
At the same time as the French came to Sweden, the Swedes traveled to Europe. Several artists made careers as court painters. In addition to artistic talents, social talent and a sense of business contributed to positions in the top tier of society. The brightest star was Alexander Roslin, who after just over a year in Paris (1753) was elected a member of the French Academy of Fine Arts. On the home front, artist Pehr Hilleström portrayed everyday scenes from both working environments as well as kitchens and lounges.
The exhibition addresses themes such as war, diplomacy, trade, science, the birth of the Rococo, Gustav III in Italy, neoclassicism and English influences. We meet artists such as Alexander Roslin, Johan Tobias Sergel, Carl Hårleman, Louis Jean Desprez, Angelika Kauffman, Carl August Ehrenswaard, Pehr Hilleström, Elias Martin and Carl Fredrik von Breda.
About 180 works from the National Museum’s collection of Swedish and French 18th-century art are shown: portraits, landscape and still life paintings, everyday interior paintings, but also drawings, unique sketches and drawings, which have never been exhibited. Also included are porcelain and faience, goldsmith as well as furniture and other handicraft items.
Also, take the opportunity to step into the art scene and be inspired by the exhibition you just saw, let the creativity flow and create new.
Distance:Östersund City Centre : 1,5 km
Åre Östersund Airport: 11 km
Östersund train station: 2,5 km