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New season – New highlights: Anders Zorn

Anders Zorn – A Master of Light

"Omorgnad – interior with nude, Örjas Ida"

Bukowskis presents Anders Zorn at Important Spring Sale. Viewing June 2 – 7, auction June 8 –10.

“In 1903, Zorn acquired a loft from the 16th century and placed it next to his old studio at Zorngården.

He got a completely new fund of lighting options with the loft, which captivated him for many years. The only light sources were a small four-pass slit in the outer wall and the secondary light from the corridor. There was no fireplace or skylights.

Zorn painted many of his works in the old loft,** among them 'Omorgnad - interiör med naken kulla, Örjas Ida'. With the concentrated light rays from the four-pass window, Zorn brings out the flickering light in the painting.”

The quote above is from Anders Zorn’s biographer Gerda Boëthius, and it shows several aspects of Anders Zorn: he protected and cared for the historical heritage and the old buildings in Dalarna, which can be seen especially at Gammelgården.

”In Gammelgården, Zorn got a completely new fund of lighting options, which captivated him for many years.”

Gerda Boëthius

When visiting Gammelstugan’s studio today, we can still see the original stump chair on which the model was sitting. With its polished surface, even a simple folklore object could be as essential as Dalarö’s and Bosphorus’ water as a source of reflection for Zorn.

Important Spring Sale
Viewing 2 – 7 June, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Auction Live 8 – 10 June, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm
Catalogue Online from May 23 2 – 7 juni. Auktionen äger rum den 8 – 10 juni.

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