For several generations, the multifaceted landscape of the Faroe Islands has enthralled artists. Huge waterfalls and rippling brooks, idyllic settlements and magnificent open spaces, lofty mountains and green valleys – in all seasons and whatever the weather.
At all times, Faroese artists have painted the landscape around them in its unspoilt diversity and in every conceivable artistic style. Some painters have painted the landscape in a naturalistic style, so we can recognise the location, the islands and the settlements; other artists have rendered the nature of the Faroe Islands in a more abstract way. In recent years, several artists have tackled the landscape more innovatively by using materials from nature in their art, allowing nature to make its mark on the works, or even creating land art - in other words, art in nature.
This major special exhibition brings together old and new art in a common context: a context that never ceases to captivate us - the Faroese landscape.