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© Tora Vega Holmström/Bildupphovsrätt 2018
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Category:Paintings
Date:1910s
On View:Stockholm
Artist
Tora Vega Holmström
1880 - 1967
Sweden Främlingar, 1913-1914
Strangers
Olja på duk
78,5 x 73,5 cm
Paintings
Donation 2005 from Birgit Rausing (The Second Museum of Our Wishes)
MOM/2005/88 On view at Stockholm
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- About the work
This painting was started in autumn 1913 in Stockholm and was exhibited in London the following year. The woman and child were among a group of Italian guest workers in the Stockholm harbour. Despite their local connection, there is a foreign quality that marks Tora Vega Lindholm's fascination for other worlds, for vibrancy. Her friend, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, was in raptures over the painting and wrote of "the child who nevertheless gazes at a foreign world, incomprehensible and unfamiliar." The world not only surrounds them, but they carry it within themselves. There is something sombre about the woman and child, a sorrow that is emphasised by the greenish tone. A sense of foreboding has influenced the interpretations of this work.
This painting was started in autumn 1913 in Stockholm and was exhibited in London the following year. The woman and child were among a group of Italian guest workers in the Stockholm harbour. Despite their local connection, there is a foreign quality that marks Tora Vega Lindholm's fascination for other worlds, for vibrancy. Her friend, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, was in raptures over the painting and wrote of "the child who nevertheless gazes at a foreign world, incomprehensible and unfamiliar." The world not only surrounds them, but they carry it within themselves. There is something sombre about the woman and child, a sorrow that is emphasised by the greenish tone. A sense of foreboding has influenced the interpretations of this work.
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