Thursday, June 4, 2015

Alfred Hrdlicka and Gustav Vigeland "Exposed" at Galleri Würth

Alfred Hrdlicka, "Resurrection", 1979, 
Oil, tempera and coal on canvas
290 x 450 cm

Austrian Neo-Expressionist sculptor and painter Alfred Hrdlicka (1928-2009) works are based on figuration. Large, dramatic tableaus, drawing inspiration from mythology, history and religion. His connection with opera and scene is present in this exhibit at Würth Gallery in Oslo. 
Hrdlicka is exhibited alongside Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) from the Vigeland Museum in Oslo. The human shape and the relationship between human beings are shared themes for both artists. References to contemporary Norwegian artists lik Bjarne Melgaard comes easily to mind in front of Hrdlicas paintings. Visiting Würth Gallery for this exhibit is really worthwhile.

From Galleri Würth

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