Nationalmuseum (or National Museum of Fine Arts) is the national gallery of Sweden, located on the peninsula Blasieholmen in central Stockholm.
The museum exhibits an impressive art collection due to its benefactors, King Gustav III and Carl Gustaf Tessin. The museum was founded in 1792 as Kungliga Museet ("Royal Museum"), but the present building was opened in 1866 from when the name Nationalmuseum was bestowed.
The museum is home to about half a million drawings from the Middle Ages to 1900, a collection of porcelain items, paintings, sculptures, and modern art as well. The museum also has an art library, open to the public as well as academics.
The current building, built 1844-1866, was inspired by North Italian Renaissance architecture. It is the design of the German architect Friedrich August Stüler, who also designed the Neues Museum in Berlin. The relatively closed exterior, save for the central entrance, gives no hint of the spacious interior dominated by the huge flight of stairs leading up to the topmost galleries. The museum was enlarged in 1961 to accommodate the museum workshops and the present restaurant is from 1996.
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swiatopelk777 (0) 2010-04-19 3:27
Very fine huge building. Nice swans. Very fine ships. Excellent mist. Good shot.
Greetings from Warszawa!
coco (30439) 2010-04-19 4:11
The exposure was good and also I like the centered composition.
zubeyirgok (449) 2010-04-19 11:45
Of historic buildings in the fog. The show itself is cold. Congratulations.
xavshot (69835) 2010-04-19 12:08
belle image et belle ambiance. J'aime bien cette atmosphère hivernale. Une belle photo.
jimkil (1706) 2010-04-26 19:34
Has a mysterious feel due to the washed out cyans, looks very cold also.
holmertz (54235) 2010-08-13 11:42
The blue tone of the photo makes this day look even colder than it may have been. The frosty trees and the slight haze above the water also create an atmosphere of coldness. An interesting photo from Stockholm through the eyes of a short time visitor.
macjake (69105) 2012-02-28 13:39
When i was in stockholm a few years ago, this was one of the buildings I visited.
you certainly have captured the cold spirit of the winter here, the overall blue hues create that cold feeling.
as does the misty air.