10 May 2019 - 21 July 2019

Big art – on a small scale. Black and white – but far more. This sums up the art of Elinborg Lützen (1919-95), the first and greatest graphic artist of the Faroe Islands.

Elinborg Lützen belonged to the first generation of Faroese artists. However, unlike her contemporaries, she found her artistic feet at a relatively late stage: in or around 1960. But then things really took off, and the artist’s countless linoleum prints have ensured her a place among the greatest artists of her generation:

Samuel Joensen-Mikines, Ruth Smith, Ingálvur av Reyni and Janus Kamban.

Fairy-tale scenes and landscape pictures of village houses are the two dominant themes in Elinborg Lützen’s art. In the fairy-tale pictures, imagination, power and humour prevail, while her depictions of landscape and people’s lives are objective and classic – at least on the surface. Both sets of motifs are united by a bold, varied cutting technique, which elevates the pictures into the realm of abstraction and modern art.

The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of Elinborg Lützen’s birth and spans her entire artistic development from the 1940s onwards. Most of the works in the exhibition belong to the National Gallery of the Faroe Islands, while others are on loan from the artist’s family, other private collectors and Norðoya Listafelag.

On museum walls, graphics always have a hard time competing with paintings.

Accordingly, the Museum has attempted to highlight some of the works to make the details and technique more visible, thereby providing visitors with a wonderfully close encounter with the enchanting world of Elinborg Lützen.

Back to the exhibition
+298 22 35 79
Gundadalsvegur 9, P.O. Box 1141 FO-110 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Opening hours
From 1 May - 31 October
Monday - Sunday 11 - 17

(1th Thursday every month 11 - 20)

From 1 November - 30 April
Monday, Thursday to Sunday 11 - 16

Adults: 90 DKK
Senior discount ticket: 70 DKK
Students: 25 DKK
Children and young people under 20 years: free

Group discount min. 12 adults: 60 DKK per person

Annual pass for one: 225 DKK
Annual pass 1+1 - bring a friend for free: 300 DKK

The annual pass includes free entrance to the museum as well as free admission to guided tours, concerts and events.

In addition to that, you get 10% discount on posters, books and postcards as well as 10% discount in the museum café.
+298 22 35 79
Gundadalsvegur 9, P.O. Box 1141 FO-110 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands