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Art Sunday #60: Gosta Adrian-Nilsson – Acrobats in Paris

Over at Jims blog you can read about a Swedish artist who did great paintings.Visit the original post to read more and leave comments. Jim has great art posts every Sunday/Anna

Random Writings on the Bathroom Wall

acrobats-in-paris-1924Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (2 April 1884 in Lund – 29 Mars 1965 in Stockholm), usually referred to as GAN, was a Swedish artist and writer. He is regarded as a pioneer of the Swedish modernist art movement.

GAN debuted as an artist 1907 with an exhibition at the Art Museum of the University of Lund. After studies at Zahrtmann’s School in Copenhagen, he traveled year 1914 to Berlin to study modernism. Through the writer Herwarth Walden’s gallery Der Sturm he came in contact with the contemporary art movements. Both Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc were of huge importance when he began developing a semi-abstract style with deep, vibrant colors, an own style of expressive cubism. He was fascinated by modern technology and masculine strength, which was reflected in his artistic works.


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