Erik Nitsche: Stockholm University

Artist: Erik Nitsche
1908 - 1998
Nationality: Swiss
Artwork Year: 1987
Image Size: 12 by 14 inches
Overall Size: 15 by 20 inches
Medium: Mixed Media on Cold Press Illustration Board

Creating a whole new standard of building, rather than developing sensational single achievements, marks Sweden's modern architectural movement. This new standard can best be characterized by its unique adaptation of modern techniques to traditional building materials and traditional standards of craftsmanship. One of the leading forces in Sweden's modern architectural movement was Gunnar Asplund. Born in Stockholm, Asplund's early work reflected a synthesis of classical European forms and motifs with traditional Swedish forms and materials. Then, under the tutelage of Otto Wagner, his work became influenced by the emerging "International Style" of Walter Gropius. As a result, his emerging style reflected a desire for clarity and geometric balance. The Stockholm Central City Library was a perfect example of this emerging style. It is a severely square edifice with a central drum and a minimum of ornamentation. Asplund received international acclaim for his work and was placed in charge of the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930. There, many other Swedish architects influenced by Asplund's work -- such as Ralph Erskine -- demonstrated a new Swedish style noted for its imagination and gaiety. After the Exhibition, Erskine moved to the forefront of Swedish design. His most notable works include the cardboard factory at Fors, and the University of Stockholm which is featured in this artwork.

This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood® First Day Cover for the Sweden Europa 1987 Modern Art - Architecture stamp issued May 14, 1987.

Artwork Copyright © 1987 Unicover Corporation. All Rights Reserved under United States and international copyright laws. You may not reproduce, distribute, transmit, or otherwise exploit the Artwork in any way. Images of the Artwork may be watermarked and/or digitally watermarked. Any sale of the physical original does not include or convey the Copyright or any right comprised in the copyright.
Our Stock Number (SKU): XB10920 US$ Price: $700.00

How to buy Original Artwork:

If you would like to buy Original Artwork, there are several convenient ways:

  • Original Artwork can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.
  • Use The Artwork Gallery: simply click the "Hang in Gallery" for pictures of interest. This puts the picture in your Personal Artwork Gallery, where you can view or remove it. When you've finished hanging artwork in your Personal Artwork Gallery, Go to your Personal Artwork Gallery and select an option for contacting us or ordering from us from there.
  • To get in touch with us directly about a piece of Artwork by Phone note the SKU and dial 1-307-771-3276.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed. Every original artwork offered by Wind River Studios is guaranteed to meet your highest expectations. We guarantee that it is a genuine original by the artist named and is exactly as described. If you purchase an artwork and, for any reason, you're not satisfied, simply return the artwork within 30 days of receipt. We'll cheerfully send you a refund of the purchase price.

    Copyright © Unicover Corporation 1997-2018. All Rights Reserved.