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The exhibition with Helene Schjerfbeck at The Nordic Watercolour Museum highlights the artist's work from the early 20th century – a turning point in Schjerfbeck's career. During this period, watercolour played a particularly important role in the development of her art.
The installation Light Field comprises two hundred white, fragrant lilies, illuminated as if by magic each in its own glass bottle. In a quick study, her painting may resemble botanical illustrations. t a first glance her paintings can seem to resemble botanical illustrations, but a closer look reveals that every picture is a portrait of a unique and individual plant which – each on its own terms – has been formed by the place, the time and the climate in which it has grown.
Göran Dalhov's skilful brush and sharp eye enable us to share his experience of plant and animal life. While remaining within a classic watercolour tradition with influences from England he nevertheless remains in close touch with the everyday realities of present time and with global environmental issues.