Apollo

Arcadia – A Paradise Lost

Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

17 Sep 2020 - 17 Jan 2021

During the 17th century, artists in Rome looked to the ancient ruins and secluded pastures surrounding the city to create a new form of idealised landscape painting. This show begins with Arcadian scenes by painters such as Claude Lorrain, Poussin and Salvator Rosa, while also looking at how French and Nordic landscape painting progressed in later centuries to express Romantic ideas about nature and nationhood. There is also a display of contemporary photographs, highlighting the increasingly urgent issue of human-driven climate change. Find out more from the Nationalmuseum’s website.

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Bacchus-Apollo (1620–25), Nicolas Poussin.

Bacchus-Apollo (1620–25), Nicolas Poussin. Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum

Aeneas and Dido in Carthage

Aeneas and Dido in Carthage (1675–76), Claude Lorrain. Photo: Elke Walford; © Hamburger Kunsthalle/bpk

View of Tivoli with the Temple of Vesta (), François Boucher.

View of Tivoli with the Temple of Vesta (c. 1749), François Boucher. Photo: Anna Danielsson/Nationalmuseum

The Love Lesson (c. 1716–17), Antoine Watteau.

The Love Lesson (c. 1716–17), Antoine Watteau. Photo: Nationalmuseum

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