Art in the Concert Hall Folkvisan (The Folk Song)

A fresco painiting from 1937 by Otte Sköld (1894-1958), in the Götaplats foyer. The picture describes in some scenes the Nordic landscape and its people.

Painted on damp lime plaster, which makes the picture very light-hardy and durable. The picture is in the Götaplats foyer and is like a counterpoint to the more hilarious tapestry of Sven X: et Erixson on the wall opposite.

Al fresco technology has been used since the late Middle Ages and is painted with color pigments dissolved in water on moist lime plaster, which means that the pigments combine with the plaster and make the image very light-hardy and durable.

Otte Sköld (1894-1958)

Painter, illustrator, graphic artist. Otte Sköld (1894-1958) initially painted in a Cubist style but then switched to a more detailed method of presentation. His images of varietal and café environments are perhaps the ones most associated with him. Together with Åke Pernby, he created Otte Sköld’s painting school in 1929. Between 1938-42, Sköld was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, where he later also worked as director until 1950. During the years 1950-59, Sköld was director of the National Museum and during this time he became also the first director of the Moderna Museet 1958-60. Sköld is abundantly represented in most major museums in Sweden and the Nordic countries, but also in the collections of various museums in Europe.

ca 6,4 x 9,5 m

© Otte Sköld /BUS 2009.

Art with music in focus

Many of the works of art in Gothenburg Concert Hall are connected to music or have a relationship with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Here you will find everything from portraits of composers such as Grieg and Sibelius to Sweden's largest weave with patterns by Sven X-et Erixson.

Art in the Concert Hall