text and images britt-arnhild
I spent the morning at the National Gallery of Iceland.
And fell in love with a painting.
And its colours.
Veturlidi Gunnarsson made
Winter Day in 1952
I had never heard of this artist, and I can find very little about him on internet.
When I visited the gallery´s gift shop searching for a postcard of his painting there was none.
So all I have is the "forbidden" photo I took.
And the colours of the painting which I will keep in my heart.
The exhibition I visited is called Winterscape.
Ad in the brochure I got when I bought my ticket, I read:
"...........in snow the earth often becomes much brighter than the sky, which is a reversal of the norm, affecting the earth as if were lit from below"
Iceland and Raykjavik are filled with tourists these days.
None of them found their way to the National Gallery while I was there.
I wonder if they know what they are missing.......