Work categories:Dark Factory Portraits Painters Palette Transforming Films Sculptures Chinese Whispers Dutch Golden Age - Flower Paintings Dutch Golden Age - Portraits Pixelated Paintings Neon Line Drawings Composite Portraits Light Paintings Neon Details Grid Pictures Spectrum Circles Luminograms Vertical Lines Colour Spirals Light Drawings Multi-Coloured Lines Neon Landscapes Mag Lights Coloured Light Projections Harmonographs Orbs Photographs Seascapes Icelandic Poppies Ben-Day Dot Postcard Details Painting Photographs Paint Pigment Photographs Paper Photograph Paper Travelling Still Photograms Yoga Photograms Diamond Photograms Touched Other Photograms Neon Works Neon Line Drawings Postcards from Vegas Neon Light Works Miscellaneous Sculptures Unconscious Paintings Public Perception of Colour
20 February – 17 May 2020
Marina Abramović Paul Benney Patricio Bosich Glenn Brown Rob and Nick Carter Jake and Dinos Chapman Mat Collishaw Freddy Fabris Nancy Fouts Susanne Gottberg Stephane Graff Henry Hudson Tom Hunter Henrik Jonsson Mark Karasick Rachel Kneebone Ola Kolehmainen Jeff Koons Joseph Kosuth Wolfe von Lenkiewicz Heikki Marila Hynek Martinec Sara Masüger Alexander Mihaylovich Jarmo Mäkilä Cristiano Pintaldi Marc Quinn Recycle Group Andrey Blokhin and Georgy Kuznetsov Aurora Reinhard Anna Riwkin Jenny Saville Meekyoung Shin Yinka Shonibare CBE Kiki Smith Gavin Turk Koen Vanmechelen Nicola Verlato Hugo Wilson
The building blocks of the visual DNA of Western art can be traced back to a number of iconic works, so called signature pieces that have strong relevance in today’s world from the sculptures of antiquity to Mona Lisa and Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker. Interestingly, the art historical narrative was shaped hand in hand with the collection and display practices of 19th century museums in Europe and these signature pieces play a leading role in the story of art no matter if we look at the earliest art historical publications or the latest versions on the same issue.
Inspiration – Iconic Works presents art that draws inspiration from iconic masterpieces, created by today’s contemporary artists. A selection of works from Nationalmuseum’s vast collections of paintings, plaster casts, drawings and applied arts is displayed in dialogue with the contemporary art objects
A major publication, edited by Dr. Susanna Pettersson will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition is curated by Susanna Pettersson, Director General, Nationalmuseum and James Putnam, curator, London.
21 May – 16 August 2015