Breaking News

This spring’s exhibition at the Royal Palace on show from 21 April to 24 June 2018

This spring’s exhibition at the Royal Palace on show from 21 April to 24 June 2018

NordenBladet — This spring’s main exhibition at the Royal Palace of Stockholm will showcase the talents of young draughtsmen. The exhibition will be on display in the Palace’s beautiful sculpture gallery – Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities.

The Thinking Hand: creative encounters in a classic setting

‘The Thinking Hand’ will be unveiled to mark The King’s birthday, featuring around a dozen entries for His Majesty the King’s Award Competition for young draughtsmen.

The drawings will be displayed in Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, representing a fascinating interaction between old and new in the beautiful sculpture gallery.

The exhibition will be on display from 21 April to 24 June 2018 in Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities. Free entry to the exhibition.

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts was founded at the Royal Palace of Stockholm in 1735, with the aim of supporting trainee painters, sculptors and architects. More than 280 years later, this aim lives on in the form of the new scholarship fund!

‘The Thinking Hand’ is a collaboration between the Royal Court and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.


Elias Martin’s painting of King Gustav III’s visit to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1780. Photo: The Royal Academy of Fine Arts

 

About the competition

A scholarship fund was established on The King’s birthday in 2016 by Elisabeth and Gustaf Douglas to support young professionals who work with draftsmanship. Three scholarship recipients are named, each receiving SEK 100,000. The aim is to recognise specific knowledge and the interaction between eye and hand, in order to develop thoughts about visual interpretation and to enhance its status.

The competition is open to young draughtsmen working with visual interpretation within art, architecture, fashion, design, illustration, games development or other related fields. The competition is being arranged by Royal Academy of Fine Arts, and around a dozen entries will be displayed in Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. ‘The Thinking Hand’ will be an annual event.

 

Featured image: Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities is one of Europe’s oldest museums. (Photo: Alexis Daflos/royalcourt.se)
Source: Swedish Royal Court

Find us also on Twitter: @NordenBladet

 



Advertisement:
error:
Copyright © NordenBladet 2008-2018 All Rights Reserved.
Scandinavian / Nordic news and info in English.
Nordic News Service & Link Directory