Hand-Made - Drawings from Nationalmuseum

11 February–16 May 2010

Most visitors to Nationalmuseum
nowadays are used to looking at paintings. They don’t relate in the same way to the tradition of drawing, even though it constitutes the most internationally renowned component of the museum’s collections.

Hand-Made is an exhibition about the significance of hand-drawing and how it is currently staging a comeback. As a reaction to the digital movement of the 1990s, we are now seeing great media interest in all things handmade. We have invited Stina Wirsén, an illustrator, to conduct a dialogue with past and present. The exhibition will focus on people from a gender perspective, using fashion images, portraits and children’s book illustrations to show how the gender norms have varied over the centuries. The artists featured includes Rafael, Angelica Kaufmann, John Bauer, Albrecht Dürer, Ernst Josephson, Hanna Pauli, Rembrandt, Björn Berg, Gunna Grähs, Berthe Morisot and Carl Larsson.


Guided tours

Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 pm for the duration of the exhibition. In Swedish.

Theme day – Sunday 21 February, 1–3 pm

Stina Wirsén, Margareta Gynning, Karin Wretstrand and Anders Svensson discuss contemporary and historical drawings, techniques and traditions. In Swedish.


Nationalmuseum Design
@ Kulturhuset Stadsteatern
Sergels torg, Stockholm 

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