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From Dawn to Dusk: Photographs Inspired by the Masterpieces



From Dawn to Dusk: Nordic Art from Sweden’s Nationalmuseum presents 56 paintings by Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish artists held in the collection of the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibition traces the final decades of the 19th century, a period of radical development in art of the Nordic countries, through scenes of everyday life, portraits, and landscapes by Vilhelm Hammershøi, Hanna Hirsch-Pauli, Carl Larsson, August Strindberg, Anders Zorn, and many others.

For this virtual exhibition, advanced photography-enrolled high school students from four area schools drew on From Dawn to Dusk as a launch point for their own creative exploration. Photographers from Ballard, Garfield, Nathan Hale, and West Seattle High School spent the semester creating photographic work inspired by the paintings on display at the Museum, culminating in this special digital gallery.

The National Nordic Museum thanks the participating students and teachers for their contributions and efforts.

Note: the photographs below are organized by school. If a student referenced a specific painting from the exhibition in their submission, that corresponding piece may be found directly after the student's work. In the case that multiple students from the same school have referenced the same painting, they have been grouped together.