Wednesday, April 7, 2010

#190 Sweden...Thanks Kjell!

The 75o stamp was issued in 1972 showing Historic Plane:Douglas DC-3.

The Douglas DC-3 is an American fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft whose speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Because of its lasting impact on the airline industry and World War II it is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. Many DC-3s are still used to this day in all parts of the world.

The 90o stamp is from 1978 Swedish Painters issue featuring "homecoming" by Carl Kylberg (1878-1952).

In southern Sweden, Carl Kylberg was taught by painter Edwin Oller. Thanks to him, he came to make his debut with the team in February Liljevalch. He had two and twelve still lifes landscapes. He was well received and was described as "intimism."

First solo exhibition in 1926 Gummeson Konsthall, Stockholm. He was then 48 years. The 43 oil paintings had a richer color was more expressive. Gotthard Johansson critic wrote: "one of the most remarkable, that in a long time been".

Kylberg solo exhibition in Göteborg Konsthall with 13 paintings were a success. Huge attention in 1936 when he came back and sold 35 paintings.

His exhibition in 1946 Liljevalch covered the entire 238 paintings!

Total Kylberg painted about 329 paintings, of which only 56 before the 1921st

Carl Kylberg sign was a kontempelativ of nature, a free, personalized coloring and lyrical densified color. He also showed an interest in the Indian mystic and read, inter alia, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Schopenhauer.

Kylberg often regarded as romantic, mystic and visionary. But his central themes was traveling, hiking, and road. The whole is more important than the details and you get a sense of timelessness. The ships are vehicles of hope and peace at sea. Other common symbols are trees, planting, and river source.

Among other artists he particularly Matisse. He did not appreciate Edvard Munch's color choice. He also saw a strong link between music and painting: "Colors are noise - the color is music".

The block of four stamps on the right were issued in 1991 commemorating 100th anniv. of Skansen Park,Stockholm,which is the first open air museum and zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. It was founded in 1891 by Artur Hazelius (1833-1901) to show the way of life in the different parts of Sweden before the industrial era.

The 19th century was a period of great change throughout Europe and Sweden was no exception. Its rural way of life was rapidly giving way to an industrialized society and many feared that the country's many traditional customs and occupations may be lost to history. Artur Hazelius, who had previously founded the Nordic Museum on the island of Djurgården near the centre of Stockholm, was inspired by the open-air museum founded by King Oscar II in Kristiania in 1881 when he created his open-air museum on the hill that dominates the island. Skansen became the model for other early open-air museums in Scandinavia and later ones elsewhere. The name "Skansen" has also been used as a noun to refer to other open-air museums and collections of historic structures, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, but also in the United States, e.g. Old World Wisconsin and Fairplay, Colorado.

Skansen was originally a part of the Nordic Museum, but became an independent organization in 1963. The objects in the Skansen buildings are still the property of the Nordic Museum.
After extensive travelling, Hazelius bought around 150 houses from all over the country (as well as one structure from Telemark in Norway) and had them shipped piece by piece to the museum, where they were rebuilt to provide a unique picture of traditional Sweden. Only three of the buildings in the museum are not original, and were painstakingly copied from examples he had found. All of the buildings are open to visitors and show the full range of Swedish life from the Skogaholm Manor house built in 1680, to the 16th century Älvros farmhouses.

Skansen attracts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. The many exhibits over the 75 acre (300,000 m²) site include a full replica of an average 19th-century town, in which craftsmen in traditional dress such as tanners, shoemakers, silversmiths, bakers and glass-blowers demonstrate their skills in period surroundings. There is even a small patch growing tobacco used for the making of cigarettes. There is also an open-air zoo containing a wide range of Scandinavian animals including the bison, brown bear, moose, grey seal, lynx, otter, red fox, reindeer, wolf, and wolverine (as well as some non-Scandinavian animals due to their popularity). There are also farmsteads where rare breeds of farm animals can be seen.
In early December the site's central Bollnäs square is host to a popular Christmas market that has been held since 1903, attracting around 25,000 visitors each weekend. In the summer there are displays of folk dancing and concerts.

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