Special Six: Stockholm Art

Sweden, Stockholm Guide (B): Special Six: Stockholm Art

One of my favourite cities in the world has been Stockholm, ever since I first visited it in 2000. Since that first visit, I have lived there for three years working and studying and my last visit there was in 2010. While there are many places and things I like about the city, this post is about the six places of art in this city that are special to me.

Prins Eugen, who was himself a landscape artist, left his home Waldemarsudde and his collection to the Swedish state in his will. Therefore, since 1948, the place has been open to the public. The building was built in early 20th century as a residence for the prince. He soon added a gallery as an extension to the house, as he needed space for his expanding art collection. At the time of his death, his collection included 3,200 of Prins Eugen’s work and around 3,500 works by other artists.

I first visited the lovely home and art museum in Djurgården on a lovely excursion organized by my university, KTH. I fell in love with the house and its park overlooking the lake so much so that I brought my mother here for her birthday. The aesthetically pleasing landscaped gardens has several famous sculptures including Carl Milles’ Archer and an Alexis Rudier cast of Rodin’s The Thinker. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Special Six: Stockholm Art
Guide Location: Sweden » Stockholm
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Waldemarsudde   Millesgården   city hall park   Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan   National Museum   University of Stockholm  
Author: Ahila Thillainathan
Read it on author's website: https://perspectivesquilt.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/stockholm-art/

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