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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snunney (89894) 2011-02-16 3:49
The cool blue tones evoke the wintry atmosphere very well. I like the point of view with the bridge sweeping across the frame designating the buildings in the background. Personally, I would clone out the crane, which adds nothing to the composition.
Nicou (130007) 2011-02-16 5:21
sueprbe cpatage de ce pont il aneige, le tons bleus dominant sont fantastique, spelndide.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (67362) 2011-02-16 5:50
Les couleurs et l'atmosphère sont comme mortes dans cette image. Le sujet semble figé par le froid et s'est replié sur lui-même.
claudeD (35441) 2011-02-16 9:46
excellent picture from Stockholm.The blue tones of the picture are showing that's cold outside.I can feel the coldness.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
JFS (32459) 2011-02-16 12:28
Daniel, fascinating blue image. I can feel the cool... Very elegant shot!
ciakgiak (30423) 2011-02-16 12:35
la grande eleganza è ciò che distingue ed accomuna i tuoi scatti, e questo tuo ultimo lavoro non fa di certo eccezione. La predominante blu è un punto di grandissima forza dell'immagine. Un caro abbraccio.
AKITA (15125) 2011-02-16 19:06
a beautiful winter view shot of wonderful blue scenery,
museum building and other buildings and bridge are all blueish colored here,
it looks like those ambience themselves are blue,
chilly air feels very artistic and poetic too,
thank you for your excellent shot,
Mari63 (4085) 2011-02-17 13:49
Ciao Daniel, com'è tutto questo azzurro? è proprio così?
La tua foto, ben realizzata e con ottimo taglio, ci regala un'atmosfera un po' particolare.