Reykjavík Culture Night – Curator Talk: Heads from Clouds
Curator Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson talks about the exhibition Heads from Clouds – Portraits of Jóhannes S. Kjarval at Kjarvalsstaðir on Saturday, 20 August at 20h00. In Icelandic.
Throughout his career, Kjarval created portraits, and in this extensive exhibition visitors become acquainted with them. Here, there are oil paintings of well-known people from different periods, watercolours of Italian people from 1920, a selection of ink and India ink drawings from 1928-30, red chalk images of family and close friends, and lesser-known portraits from his later years. Finally, there are group images which have never been displayed together. The exhibition also contains all of Kjarval’s available self-portraits. Kjarval’s portraits have been prominent in retrospectives of his works and various group exhibitions but until now they have not been the focus of a whole exhibition.