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Harrry Martinson Amidst the Painters. Pen, Easel, Palette.

Harrry Martinson Amidst the Painters. Pen, Easel, Palette.

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The author Harry Martinson, born in 1904, preferred to socialize with painters rather than with writing colleagues. He was especially close to the artists Sven X-et Erixson, Bror Hjort, Ragnar Sandberg and particularly the vulnerable Inge Schiöler, all significant painters and friends of Martinson. It was with these persons Martinson thought he shared a common language and they came to cooperate in different ways with stage designs, book covers and illustrations. His interest in colour – sometimes bordering to “colour intoxication', all things visual, as well as his pictorial romance was met with sympathy in this circle of painters.

In this elegant and broad representation – history of literature, art and culture all in one – Ingvar Holm moves across several decades of the 20th century. The reader comes close, not only to Martinson, but to X-et Erixson, Bror Hjort, Ragnar Sandberg and Inge Schiöler as well. We learn that Harry Martinson – Nobel laureate in literature and one of the most appreciated Swedish Author of the last century – also was a pictorial artist.

Author: Ingvar Holm

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    Size: 210 x 285 mm (8.3' x 11.2')
    Cover: Hardback with dust jacket
    Weight: 764 g
    Pages: 135
    ISBN: 9188040771
    Publisher: Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde in cooperation with Carlsson
    Publishing year: 2004
    Exhibition catalogue no: 75:04
    Languague: Swedish

    Article nr: 9172036427