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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Gudmundur Thorsteinsson


Seventh Day in Paradise
1920
collage
National Gallery of Iceland
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Gudmundur Petursson Thorsteinsson, better known as Muggur (1891-1924) was an Icelandic artist and film actor. He made alot of his works with oil, coloured pencils, coal and clip-arts. Among his best-known works are the collage Seventh Day in Paradise and the children's book Dimmalimm.

He studied at the Royal Painting Academy in Copenhagen. He worked with watercolours, oil, charcoal and collages. His works are characterized by a dreamlike and playful quality. The influence of impressionism - such artists as Toulouse-Lautrec and, later, Picasso - can be seen in his work. He also put his art on icelandic cards which was really popular by the people. He got one of the main-roles in the movie "Story of the Borgar-family" which was produced in 1919 in Iceland. He was young when he died of tuberculosis, cancer.