A hidden gem among the Djurgården museums.
The Thiel Gallery is recognized as one of the finest art museums in Sweden and is beautifully set in walled grounds at Blockhusudden in the royal park of Djurgården.
The gallery houses a unique collection of works of art from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by leading artists of the period including Bruno Liljefors, Edvard Munch, Eugène Jansson, Carl Larsson, August Strindberg and Anders Zorn. The gallery also presents temporary exhibitions.
Chef Monika Ahlberg welcomes you to her café at the Thiel Gallery. In the beautiful park of the gallery there are sculptures of Auguste Rodin, Tobias Sergel and Gustav Vigeland.
The Thiel Gallery
Ongoing — 2019-02-10
Ivan Aguéli (1869-1917). Painting and mysticism
Ongoing — 2019-02-10
Ivan Aguéli (1869-1917). Painting and mysticism at the Thiel Gallery in the Fall of 2018.
Ivan Aguéli (1869–1917) and his paintings are part of the Swedish artistic avant garde. His landscapes and portraits are often small scale, yet the interplay of colors, light and nuances creates a sense of monumentality. Through the intimate paintings, Aguéli experimented with colour and form at the same time as he explored the spiritual dimensions of existence.
The interest in mysticism was at the turn of the 20th century often associated with radical movements like anarchism, feminism and animal rights. Ivan Aguéli combined these movements and was deeply invested in philosophy from the Islamic East. Aguéli appears as as a reflective and spiritual artist in the midst of an era of cultural meetings and is therefor of great relevance to our contemporary time. The exhibition is centered around the synergetic effect of Aguéli’s painting, activism and studies in language and religion. Ernest Thiel never collected any artworks by Aguéli, yet both had a great interest in philosophy of life and in the spiritual side of existence. The exhibition wants to celebrate the 150-year anniversary of Ivan Aguéli during 2019.
The exhibition is done in collaboration with Viveca Lindenstrand as an external curator as well as with PhD of Religious studies Simon Sorgenfrei and PhD of Art History Annika Öhrner, both from Södertörn högskola.
2019-02-23 — 2019-06-02
The Jobs sisters – ceramics and textiles
2019-02-23 — 2019-06-02
The Jobs sisters – ceramics and textiles at the Thiel Gallery in the Spring of 2019.
The two sisters Lisbet and Gocken Jobs created ceramics and textiles that made Swedish homes blossom during the post-war period. Wild flower bouquets covers ceramic dishes and tiles while lingon- and blueberries are arranged into decorative patterns applied onto hand printed textiles. Folk culture with midsummer celebrations, people cheering and musicians playing are also found among the Jobs sisters’ motives. Their elaborated design became a source of inspiration for many generations to come and was rooted in vast knowledge on crafts and folk art traditions based in Dalarna. The forces of nature and the dramatic vegetation of the local landscape, the greenery and the shifting seasons were absorbed by the two sisters and transformed into tablecloths, curtains, bowls and tile trays that would decorate the idea of the Swedish society as a home for its’ people.
The exhibition will present the two artists aesthetic vision in a lustful manner by using striking stagings in which living plants will be an important part of the setting. Themes and plants will also help to draw attention to the Jobs sisters entrepreneurial and collective working methods, the historical context dominated by the period of The People’s Home/Folkhemmet of the 1930s – 1950s with it’s mixture of modernity, nostalgia and nationalism. The two artists references from art history will be made visible, stretching from folk art, to surrealism, modernism and their use of nature as a source of inspiration.
The legacy formed by the Jobs sisters will be presented in a whole new way by the flower artist Gunnar Kaj in the halls at Thielska Galleriet. The exhibition is produced in close collaboration with the upcoming book Jobs keramik och textil, co-written by Hedvig Hedqvist and Christina Mattsson as editors broadens the perspective and deepens the knowledge of the two creative women, their patterns and the period in which they lived.