Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Pick: Ragnar Sandberg

I have been enjoying the work of Swedish painter Ragnar Sandberg (1902-1972) recently.  

I find them very precise in the way they capture mood and the spirit of the figures. I particularly like the ones where I can see him trying and struggling to capture these carefree and spontaneous moments -- and sometimes it feels really good to see paintings that don't seem easy or slick but that the struggle I know all too well is right there in the paint.  I think the way he uses color is very nice and essential to the paintings as it should be.  Not so much on him online but I will keep an eye out for more in the future.


Eleanor said...

These remind me a bit of a painter I met recently:

ui said...

I just found out about him today! I'm really like the work. Shame that there aren't more websites about him. Thanks for the post.

Unknown said...

I was pleased to discover 'this Swedish Bonnard meets Milton Avery ' on a trip to the Modern Museet years ago.thanks for posting i only had a poor thumbnail sketch of the 'old lady feedind gulls'. So good to see it again in colour.

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