This is the famous Harbor View Mosaic, designed by Gerður Helgadóttir (b. 1928), and executed by Oidtmann Linnich, West Germany. The mosaic decorates a wall adjacent to the Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús location. It looks to be about eighty feet long and eight feet high. The photo above is just a portion of it
Reykjavík Art Museum, started in 1973, occupies three locations:
Hafnarhús - Harbor House (64.1490°N 21.9406°W), a former warehouse historic to the marina. After renovation, it is now home to the artwork of pop artist Erró (b. 1932) and other exhibits.
Visit the Reykjaík Art Museum website - click here.
Hafnarhús - Harbor House
Artwork of Erró (b. 1932)
Our group happened to visit the museum while artists were setting up a new exhibit. Our docent gave us a behind-the-scenes look.
From the Museum website: Synthesis [Sept. 20, 2014 - January 15, 2015] "This international exhibition comprises works by seven artists: Tomas Saraceno (Argentina), Ernesto Neto (Brazil), Ragna Róbertsdóttir (Iceland), Ryuji Nakamura and Rintaro Hara (Japan), Mona Hatoum (Lebanon) and Monika Grzymala (Poland). The artists make three-dimensional installations which share the qualities of reflecting a certain perception, thinking and rhythm, which may be seen as an echo of life itself, of primal forces, the structure of the fabric of the world and the ongoing genesis of the universe. Another factor which unites the works is that they are the result of a process in which energy and time appear to have built them up. Curator Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir."
Kjarvalsstaðir by Klambratún
Artist Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972)
This is an example of Jóhannes S. Kjarval's work. In this painting, he captures the feeling of the volcanic rock landscapes covered in moss.
Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum
Artwork of Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982)
Upon the artist's death, the home he built for himself and his family passed to the city to become a museum.
This model shows the original configuration of buildings. Later, he joined sections into one building, as it remains today.
Sculpture work of Ásmundur Sveinsson.
This is the view from a window on the loft floor inside the dome.
Outdoors there are bigger-than-life sculptures and gardens to explore.