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The 20th Century! at Millesgården, Stockholm

www.wherejacwanders.com – Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time and stumble across something great without having planned it. That was the case when we visited Millesgården, the spectacular museum built on terraces in the former home of artists Carl and Olga Milles. We were lucky enough to see The 20th Century! Picasso, Dali, Léger and more from the Didrichsen Collection.

The Millesgården Art Gallery indoor exhibit space was filled with paintings and sculptures by the 20th century’s most famous artists will fill this summer. Headlined by Picasso, Dali and Léger, the exhibition included some 50 artists who contributed to making the 20th century the century of the art experiment, when art movements replaced one another and painters and sculptors expanded the boundaries of the very concept of art. Pieces on loan from the Didrichsen Museum in Helsinki, included sculptures by Henry Moore, Niki de Saint Phalle, Alberto Giacometti and Alexander Calder in addition to paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Emil Nolde and Sonia Delaunay.
My favourites included the painting Karin (Girl With Red Cheeks) by Helene Schjerfbeck, an untitled lithograph by Joan Miró, a nude painting by Henry Moore. I still always find it a thrill to see Picasso and Dali paintings up close.
Josef Albers, Karel Appel, Jean Arp, César Baldaccini, Alexander Calder, Sergio de Camargo, Lynn Chadwick, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Albert Edelfelt, Max Ernst, Sam Francis, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Alberto Giacometti, Pekka Halonen, Hans Hartung, Henry Heerup, Barbara Hepworth, Gottfried Honegger, Paul Jenkins, Asger Jorn, Eero Järnefelt, Wassily Kandinsky, Yves Klein, Franz Kline, Ahti Lavonen, Fernand Léger, André Lhote, Roy Lichtenstein, Lubertus Lucebert, Marino Marini, Henri Michaux, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Emil Nolde, Carl-Henning Pedersen, Pablo Picasso, Serge Poliakoff, Robert Rauschenberg, Auguste Renoir, Mark Rothko, Georges Rouault, Niki de Saint Phalle, Laila Pullinen, Helene Schjerfbeck, Hugo Simberg, Antoni Tàpies, Esko Tirronen, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Maurice Utrillo, Andy Warhol and Victor Vasarely.

Millesgården Opening hours

Daily: Mon – Sun 11 am – 5 pm
Visiting address: Herserudsvägen 32
Phone: +46 8 446 75 90

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