Sunday March 9: Guided tour in English. 14.00
During this year, the inauguration of the textile work Dialogos took place, in one of the most renowned rooms of the United Nations: The Sven Markelius ECOSOC room. Ann Edholm received the assignment which was realized by HV Studio, following a competition with four Swedish artists. The exhibition presents sketches and models to Edholm´s project, along with the competitive proposals of Jonas Dahlberg, Charlotte Gyllenhammar and Clay Ketter. In additon, the exhibition displays the historical material pertaining to the original curtain, designed by the Swedish artist Marianne Richter and executed by Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB.
By Richard Taylor, Professor of Art, Psychology and Physics, University of Oregon, USA.
The art world witnessed a revolution 50 years ago when Jackson Pollock poured paint onto a vast canvas rolled across the floor of his barn. Today, his works command prices of up to $200M. In this talk, Richard Taylor describes how he used computers to analyse the patterns in Pollock’s paintings and showed that they are fractal. Fractals are patterns that recur at finer and finer magnifications. Significantly, many natural patterns are also fractal. Taylor describes Pollock’s ‘Fractal Expressionism’ and the implications it holds for art, nature and human behavior. This includes the capability to distinguish fake Pollock’s from authentic masterpieces, and why his paintings reduce observers’ stress-levels.
The Museum of Sketches was founded in 1934 by Ragnar Josephson (1891-1966), during his time as Professor of Art History at the University of Lund (Sweden). The intention was to establish an archive of the creative process, or the path of the artist from the first idea to the finished work. The aim was to collect sketches, models and photographs to Public Art – as the study material relating to it was especially suited, by the frequent demand on abundant preliminary sketches.