We recommend the exhibition Mind and World at Kjarvalsstaðir
The exhibition at Kjarvalsstaðir Art Museum consists of both paintings and drawings from Jóhannes S. Kjarval´s career (1885–1972). Kjarval has a unique place in Icelandic cultural history, as one of the nation's most beloved artists of all time. He was a legend in his own lifetime, and in the eyes of many he was the archetypal romantic bohemian artist. He is best known for his interpretation of nature, and especially the mystical visual world manifested in his art. The exhibition offers an excellent opportunity to see key works from the artist’s career, and to gain insight into the recurrent themes which are characteristic of his oeuvre – on the one hand Icelandic nature in all its diversity, and on the other the life and symbolism the artist sensed in his surroundings – perceived by the mind as much as seen by the eye. Curator is Ólöf Kristín Sigurðardóttir, Director of the Reykjavík Art Museum.
It is worth mentioning that Reykjavík City Card gives free access to Kjarvalsstaðir Art Museum.