”Katten Matas”

01 december 2017

Ilon Wikland 17 x 26,5 cm

Ilon Wikland (född 1930)
”Katten Matas”
Akvarell 17 x 26,5cm

About Ilon
Ilon Wikland was born 1930 in Estonia and came as a refugee to Sweden in 1944. She worked for Akke Kumlien at the School for Books and advertising Art in Stockholm. Her background of Estonian artwork enabled her to create a new and unique style. In 1953, Ilon applied for a job as illustrator at the publishers Raben & Sjögren. She was met by Astrid Lindgren, who had just finished writing Mio, my Son. Astrid immediately realised that Ilon could ”draw fairytales”. Ilon did a test-drawing for the book, and after that the cooperation with Astrid Lindgren continued.

Ilon worked closely together with Astrid and as soon as new drawings were finished she showed them to Astrid for approval. Astrid only asked Ilon twice to change an illustration because she had another opinion about the appearance of the character. Astrid thought that Karlsson-on-the-Roof first looked like an accountant and Ronia the Robber’s daughter like a Samish girl.

Ilon has said, that Astrid’s writing continually makes her see inner pictures. She also derives inspiration for her pictures from real life; the children’s room in her own family inspired her, when she illustrated Smidge’s room. A small man in Paris looked like Karlsson on the Roof and she found Ronia’s robbers outside the liquor store. To be able to illustrate buildings, houses and environment, it is necessary to do a lot of research. In order to get a clear visual picture for the Mattis Castle, Ilon travelled through half of Switzerland for example. Ilon puts incredible effort into the details of the surroundings. She wants to be sure to interpret the personality of the characters and she is well aware of the emotions her illustrations create. To accomplish harmony between the image she has got in her head and the finished drawing on paper, she has to redo it many times. First she starts with pencil sketches and the final version is done in Indian ink.

Just as Astrid wrote for “the child within her”, Ilon draws for “the child within her”.

Ilon Wikland is the artist, who has illustrated the greatest number of Astrid Lindgren’s books. She has illustrated The Six Bullerby children, The Children on Troublemaker Street, The Brothers Lionheart, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, Mardie, Mio my Son, Simon Small, Ronia the Robber’s Daughter, Seacrow Island, The Ghost of Skinny Jack as well as Sunnanäng. She has also illustrated many picture-books, including: The Dragon with Red Eyes, I want a Brother or Sister/That’s My Baby, Brenda helps Grandmother and Simon Small Moves in.

”Katten mat

01 december 2017

Ilon Wikland 17 x 26,5 cm

Ilon Wikland (1930 – )
”Katten matas”
Akvarell, 17 x 26,5


19 oktober 2017

Ilon Wikland 20,5 x 31 cm

Ilon Wikland (1930 – )
Akvarell, 1977
20,5 x 31cm


Till salu: ”Nejlikor”

23 september 2017


Lotte Laserstein  (1898-1993)
Olja på pannå
33 x 24cm

Till salu: ”Norrskär”

22 september 2017


Bert Håge Häverö, (1932-2014)

olja på duk 65 x 90cm

Till salu: Freedom

06 augusti 2017

Ricardo Roque Carpani 2

Ricardo Roque Carpani

Pen on paper
ca 50 x 60cm

Till salu: Embrace

06 augusti 2017

Ricardo Roque Carpani 1

Ricardo Roque Carpani

Tusch på papper
ca 50 x 60cm

Konstnär: Ricardo Roque Carpani

06 augusti 2017

Born in Tigre 1930, a northern suburb of Buenos Aires, his family moved to the city in 1936, and there Carpani finished his secondary school studies. He then started to study law, but soon abandoned it, and at the age of 20 he travelled to Paris, France, where he became first a model for artists and then an artist himself.

He returned to Buenos Aires in 1952 and studied a year with master Emilio Pettorutti. His first art exhibition took place in 1957. Together with other artists, he founded the Espartaco movement. Carpani was sympathetic with social causes, and his paintings are focused on topics like the unemployed, the working people and the poor, as well as nationalistic themes. They are strong, solid and clear-cut, often portraiting determined men; this line of work is reflected in his illustrations of Argentina’s national epic gauchesque poem, Martin FierroIn the 1970s Carpani, like many other Argentine artists, writers and intellectuals during the Proceso de Reorganización Nacional, exiled himself and settled in Madrid, Spain and then toured Europe, theUnited States, Cuba, Mexico and Ecuador. Along with others in the Argentine Commission in Defense of Human Rights, he denounced the crimes of the dictatorship for the outside world to know.

A year after the restoration of democracy in Argentina, in 1984, Carpani returned to his home country, and he produced a series of portraits (such as those of Julio Cortázar and Roberto Arit). He also started a series of works focused on classic Buenos Aires urban topics (such as tango, cafés and the barrios), with tropical backgrounds.

Not long before his death, Carpani drew a large portrait of Che Guevara which is now shown at the Plaza de la Cooperación in Rosario, a few blocks away from Guevara’s birthplace.

Carpani died in Buenos Aires in 1997.


20 juni 2017

IMG_0865.JPGFullSizeRender.jpg 2 FullSizeRender.jpg-2 FullSizeRender.jpg-1BENGT LINDSTRÖM / PIERRE CARDIN. Halsband 18k guld

Tillverkad av modeskaparen & designern Pierre Cardin, Frankrike efter Bengt Lindströms förlagor, Signerad Lindstrom, 4/25

Dessa halsband nådde aldrig den öppna marknaden utan gavs bort till Bengt Lindströms närmaste vänner.
Designen på smycket är inspirerad av Bengt Lindströms tavla vid namn ”Familjen”
Bandet på berlocken är besmyckad med guld-detaljer som mäter samma karat som smycket.

Total vikt: 84,3 gram
Storlek smycke: 8,3 x 6,3 cm
Guldhalt: 18K
Tillverkningsår: 1976

Litteratur: Omnämnd i boken (En resa med människan & konstnären Bengt Lindström) sida 84.

Tidigare ägare var nära vän med konstnären


 Lindstrom 1925-2008 Necklace / Charm 18K Gold

Made by fashion designer & designer Pierre Cardin, France after Bengt Lindstrom’s design,

Signed Lindstrom 4/25

These necklaces never reached the open market but were given away to Bengt Lindstrom’s closest friends.
The design of the jewelry is inspired by Bengt Lindstrom’s painting entitled ”The Family”
The band on the pendant is treasured with gold details that measure the same karat as the jewelery.

Total weight: 84.3 grams
Size of the jewelery: 8.3 x 6.3 cm
Gold content: 18K
Year of manufacture: 1976

Literature: mentioned in the book (A journey with man & artist Bengt Lindström) page 84.

Former owner was a close friend of the artist.

Lindorm Liljefors

08 juni 2017

FullSizeRenderLindorm Liljefors
Räv i Vinter
olja på pannå
42 x 56,5cm
Utställd på Göteborgs Naturhistoriska Museum
7 okt – 2 Dec 1984
”Djur och Naturmålningar av Lindorm Liljefors”

Lindorm Liljefors föddes 1909 i Ytterjärna och var son till den store svenska naturskildraren Bruno Liljefors. Lindorm Liljefors gick i sin fars fotspår och utbildade sig på konsthögskolan mellan åren 1928-1933. Studierna innefattade både måleri och skulptur. Lindorm Liljefors var mycket intresserad av djur och natur och var även utbildade jägare. Han skrev under många år återkommande artiklar om djurliv och jakt i ”Svensk Jakt”. Lindorm Liljefors skildrar gärna den uppländska naturen och dess djurliv, framför allt fascinerades han av älgar och den natur dessa rör sig i. Måleriet var den teknik som han främst arbetade i och få har som Lindorm Liljefors lyckats fånga den i flyende älgen i den höstbleka skogen! Lindorm Liljefors har också utfört konstnärliga arbeten i tekniker såsom tusch, blyerts och akvarell, företrädelsevis med motiv från naturen. Även de få bronsskulpturer som konstnären utfört har dessa motiv.Lindorm avled 1985

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