Facade of Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm
The Dramaten, officially known as the Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern (Royal Dramatic Theater) is a magnificent marble theater building. No expenses were spared in the decoration of this Art Nouveau marvel.
King Gustav III, nicknamed the 'theater king', founded the Royal Dramatic Theatre in 1788. Plays including some written by the king himself were performed at the Bollhuset, a hall at Slottsbacken near the Cathedral.
After this building was torn down in 1793, theater plays took place in the Makalös palace near the King's Garden. The Dramatic Theatre finally got its own dedicated building when the Dramaten opened in 1908 after a six year construction period with August Strindberg's 'Master Olof'.
Plans for the present theater building at Nybroplan were made at the start of the 20th century. Unable to obtain subsidies the theater was forced to finance the construction by organizing a lottery. The lottery was such a success that architect Fredrik Lilljekvist could go all out and choose the finest materials and hire the best artists of his time to decorate the new theater building.
The result was a cost price double the original estimate, a sumptuous interior and a lavishly decorated exterior. The architecture was inspired by the Art Nouveau buildings that were popular at the time in Vienna. Ekeberg marble was used for the façade, which is adorned with a long relief of a festival in honor of the Greek god Dionysus, created by Christian Ericsson. Carl Milles was responsible for the central sculpted section of the façade. The gilded statues that flank the entrance of the Dramaten, sculpted by John Börjesson, are allegorical representations of Poetry and Drama.
Another gilded statue by John Börjesson, Tragedy, can be found in the foyer, together with the statue representing Comedy, created by Theodor Lundberg. Several more reputed artists, including Carl Larsson, Julius Kronberg and prins Eugen created magnificent wall and ceiling paintings. Georg Pauli painted the art in the café that was named after him. The auditorium, with a seating capacity of just over 800 people is sumptuously decorated with stucco and a ceiling painting by Julius Kronberg. (Source: aviewonacities/Stockholm/Dramaten)
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lousat (67205) 2012-05-22 1:45
Hi George,excellent choice of moment to play whit lights and shadows for a beautiful 3D effect,a very rich facade and a great capture whit the best details.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
YNO (0) 2012-05-22 1:58
fotografinizi cok begendim,ayrintilar harika gorunuyor.iyi gunler
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-05-22 2:36
Beautiful close up image of the sculpture with lots of details. Like the sharpness, colors and light management.
Sergiom (49094) 2012-05-22 5:22
Un très beau plan serré qui nous montre avec force détails ce très belle sculptures polychromes.
amaryllis (32605) 2012-05-22 5:29
ces sculptures sont superbes, on peut lire les drames sur les visages, une belle lumière et un beau cadrage
mohammad_H (7942) 2012-05-22 6:49
شمایل زیبا و نماد مناسب برای این ساختمان زیبا
وضوح عالی و مدیریت خوب در نور
This beautiful building is a beautiful icon and symbol for
High resolution and good management in the light
besnard (50438) 2012-05-22 7:31
J'ai cru que tu avais fait dans le noir et blanc. Un prise rapprochée qui nous permet de voir tous les détails de ces sculptures.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-05-22 10:13
Beauty has no price. It is a superb sculptural details of which are highlighted by the light side. Excellent exposure and sharpness. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
mauro61 (52623) 2012-05-22 13:40
inquadratura stretta su questo gruppo scultoreo ricco di elementi.
Perfetta la definizione che ne fa gustare a pieno la bellezza.
Sonata11 (31885) 2012-05-22 14:00
wonderful sculpturs of this facade, impressively beautiful yuo captured them with fabulous executed photo. I like it very much. Thanks for sharing and informative note. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
vasilpro (40685) 2012-05-22 14:34
Wonderful composition with excellent light management, interesting details, beautiful art work, very nice framework, TfS!
emka (67401) 2012-05-22 23:43
Hi Georgy, You should publish the albums from the cities visited. You give here wonderful gallery of the views of Stockholm, more shot than Gert's. Superb detail.
Graal (93634) 2012-05-23 0:22
Jó napot George,
an interesting sculptures and place in Stockholm. Good informations, well photowork.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (44124) 2012-05-23 0:44
Very beautiful detail, an impressive work of art. Well taken, enjoy the day.
ChrisJ (92225) 2012-05-23 10:29
Wonderful textural details of the sculptures captured here with the strong lighting accentuating the graphic effect. Good sharpness & effective tight framing. I like the minimalist colour too. Tfs!
npecanhuk (58284) 2012-05-24 6:01
Magnificent façade details!
Very interesting and certainly very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, contrasts, black & white borders and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
siudzi (29063) 2012-05-25 10:52
What an interesting monument with lots of details. The image has been captured with a perfect light management and sharpness. Well done.
SWEETFREEDOM (20592) 2012-05-25 11:16
interesting crop, good details and light.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-22 1:42