Monday, July 11, 2016

Eggert Pétursson: Flora




I like to visit art exhibitions. It's great to see something inspirational - it can be beautiful, impressive or political, oe even a mixture of all these and actually much more as well. You don't necessarily need to like it and yet it can be good art.If it makes you feel something that's enough to call it good.

Had a chance to visit Pori Art Museum and see an exhibition, in fact, three different kind of exhibitions, but these pics are all from the main event. Hadn't heard anything of an Icelandic artist called Eggert Pétursson, but totally fell in love to his gourgeous paintings. When you look his paintings from a distance they look like abstract colour compositions but a closer look reveals landscapes of very precisely rendered flowers. His paintings are a fascinating blend of botanical accuracy and free painterliness.

This exhibition is called Flora and it showcases Eggert Pétursson's paintings from the early 1990s to the present. His most recent works from 2015 are now on show for the first time. The artist have planned the way every painting is displayed in this open space, meaning all the walls dividing the space and the height where the paintings are hung are decided by him.

















The Flora exhibition is open at Pori Art Museum until August 28.
On Wednesdays there's a free 45min guided tour at 6pm. Highly recommended! 

The other 2 exhibitions I saw there were "East Asian Video Frames: Shades of Urbanization", which I found impressive and absolutely worth seeing. "Fluxus ny" was also interesting and gave a new point of view to see art.

ps. I know - once again I got carried away and just kept adding pics here! 

Almost forgot - there's also an arty cafe and an art shop in the Pori Art Museum.



16 comments:

  1. I love art exhibits and museums, too. I can tell that you had a wonderful day amidst those beautiful paintings.

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    1. You're so right! Those paintings were amazing!

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  2. Beautiful art work, these would look amazing on a plain wall to give it a little something. Love them all!

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    1. Exactly! They would look fabulous on a big white wall at any home or lounge.

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  3. This is amazing art and work! All these floral pieces look so amazing and contemporar!!

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    1. I was so amazed when I first saw them! Very unique.

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  4. I love art galleries and exhibitions and these are beautiful delicate pieces of art x

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    1. I didn't want to miss this exhibition while in Finland. exactly as you mentioned - beautiful and delicate pieces.

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  5. I'm always fascinated by museums and arts exhibits! I would love to spend hours in Pori Art Museum and admire the art works!

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    1. It was a great visit - all three exhibitions were interesting and fascinating.

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  6. I love visiting art museums to get some inspirations too. I love Pori as each creation stands out in respective corners.

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    1. This place was full of inspiration! he artist himself had planned where every piece should be put for display.

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  7. I have never been to an art museum before it looks so pretty, Im terrible at drawing and painting it look like it would be very inspiration!

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    1. You should definitely go and visit an art museum or gallery! I bet you will like it!

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  8. Beautiful artwork. I love visiting art galleries too, and you're right - you can always find something inspirationial, doesn't matter what the exhibition is about.

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    1. It's good sometimes to go beyond your niche and you can still find soemthing totally new and inspirational.

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