On view now through May 22 are over 194 original watercolors from master Lars Lerin. Needless to say, the American Swedish Institute is overjoyed.
Works by contemporary Swedish master Lars Lerin are now on view at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Featuring over 40 large-scale masterpieces and 194 works in total, the exhibition offers a comprehensive view of the artist’s exquisite skill, natural subjects, and more.
The institute suggests, “Lerin’s watercolors, with their masterly play of light, affect us almost like an invocation. His images stick in our memory despite their not displaying any oddities. Our gaze wanders across the details — house facades, trunks of birch trees, patches of snow, abandoned farms and industrial towns. His pictures range from the chill of the Lofoten islands to the heat of India, from the forests of his childhood in Sweden’s Värmland province to unexplored stretches of Iran. Near and far, nature and culture, brought together in one place. Widely celebrated in Nordic art world, ‘Watercolor Worlds’ is Lerin’s first North American exhibition in more than 30 years.”

To learn more, visit the American Swedish Institute.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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