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    Bjorn Wiinblad (Danish,1918-2006)

    Midsummer Night's Dream
    Undated
    Watercolor on paper
    Signed bottom right Bjorn Wiinblad
    38-1/4 x 76-1/2 inches (97.2 x 194.3 cm)

    Bjorn Wiinblad worked in a variety of mediums, many times taking on a whimsical tone in the exhibition of his talent. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, he has chosen the overall theme of the dream in Shakespeare's story of the Athenian characters that make up his classic play. In a tale of love, desire and overall fantasy, Wiinblad has set his story in the woods Shakespeare chose to weave his play.

    And what better medium for Wiinblad to choose than watercolor? With his almost mystic palette Bjorn Wiinblad dreamily depicts the lovers, fairies and would-be lovers among the woods with the classic buildings of Athens in the background some seven leagues away. With his always-vibrant use of color, Wiinblad chose a 38-inch expanse with the scene a vignette surrounded by blank space to increase the effect of the dream, a Midsummer Night's Dream. This is one of many Wiinblad works that invoke a literary or classical theme he brings to life.



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    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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