The story behind the paintings
#SAC2017 Fun Fact
The Scandinavian Center Aarhus exhibition features a number of paintings from the Mosaik artist Wilhelm Lundstrom.
Wilhelm Lundstrom performed a series of collages based on Braque and Picasso's Cubism, and these caused quite a stir at the artists' exhibitions in the 1917th
In addition, he exhibited in 1918 with the three "bid", which is simple and completely abstract collages of painted wood panels. These aroused great indignation among many, which also resulted in the doctor C. J. Salomonsen attack the contemporary artists who in his opinion, part of the infectious disorder "dysmorfism".
In Wilhelm Lundstrøm "curly" period that followed in the years 1919-1923, he painted setups in a temperamental expressionism with a baroque humor, which is characterized by Cezanne's youthful works, including "setting with pitcher" and "sauce pot and bottle" 1920.
Influenced by future classicism and purism Wilhelm Lundstrom developed a simplified and monumental expression with clear contours and limited color in pictures like "Two sisters" from 1923 and "After the bath" in 1924 and more.
Work on the increasingly sumaric arrangements and model photos in France led to the big mosaic decorations in Frederiksberg swimming pool in 1937 - a masterpiece of Danish monumental art.
Lundstrom went ahead in often quite abstract compositions with a richer and more lightfull coloring, still with his favorite motifs, which also includes several self-portraits and portraits of his wife, the painter Yrsa Lundstrom (1890-1954).