Karen Holtsmark, The Firebird. Stravinsky Dream, 1935 © Holtsmark, Karen/BONO
Photo: Børre Høstland / Nasjonalmuseet
  • 18 February 2023
  • The National Museum
  • 10.30-11.00

Enjoy a coffee while learning about a work from Karen Holtsmark’s most important and decisive period as an artist.

One of the National Museum’s recent acquisitions is The Firebird. Stravinsky Dream. The painting from 1935, is an abstract idiom reminiscent of the works of Wassily Kandinsky and Juan Mirò. Throughout her life, Holtsmark was fascinated by Stravinsky’s music. Curator Øystein Ustvedt tells us more about this modernist painting, and about the relationship between abstract art and music. 

The event is free with a valid entrance ticket to the museum purchased here.