Alexander Roslin at Nationalmuseum – Stockholm
Nationalmuseum – Stockholm
through 13 January 2008
Alexander Roslin is the portrait painter with an incredible ability to realistically express such things as velvet, silk or a woman’s powdered complexion. He enjoyed a splendid career during the 1700s in Paris, St. Petersburg, Bayreuth and Stockholm. After just one year in Paris, Roslin was admitted to the art academy, which was very unusual for a foreign artist. He was one of the most highly praised portrait painters of that time, and many went to Paris specifically to be painted by Roslin (“le Suédois”). In this exhibition we meet royalty, aristocrats, friends and fellow artists who have been immortalized by Roslin. He also painted a portrait of his wife, Marie-Suzanne Giroust, who captures the observer with her gaze in the museum’s well-known painting, The Lady With the Veil. The exhibition will be shown first at Nationalmuseum and then later at Versailles outside of Paris.
Espaces Arts & Objets Swiss Art Gallery
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