Monday, 14 July 2014

Dandelions in Iceland

The dandelions in Iceland were fantastic: beautiful, bold and almost everywhere we went.

Here is an image of a dandelion i saw alongside the Svinafellsjokull Glacier in Skaftafell. It was there that i made sound recordings of the glacier melting too. All in all a good work trip.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Johannes S Kjarval Dandelion

Again in Iceland I saw these dandelions on a beautiful painting Icelandic Melody by Icelandic painter Johannes Sveinsson Kjarval (1885 - 1971) at the Reykjavik Art Museum. Kjarval painted the Icelandic landscape and often spent days and sometimes weeks in the countryside painting the larva fields, waterfalls and flora of the country. He sometimes included fantasies and imaginary scenes in his paintings too - and this one is a good example of that.