One of my favorite places is Millesgården. Millesgården is an art museum and sculpture garden on the island of Lidingö, just a stone´s throw from Stockholm. Carl and Olga Milles lived and worked here between 1906 and 1931. In 1936 it was donated to the Swedish people.
|Carl Milles working in his studio at Millesgården, Lidingö|
|The hand of God|
|Per, my patron|
|The Sun Worshipper|
|When there is no danger of frost lots and lots of summer |
flowers are planted in the terraces
|Celebration of Sweden´s National Day at Millesgården|
Olga Milles, self portrait
"Somewhat tucked away in one of the buildings are a small number of quite masterly drawings and one painting
all made by Olga Milles, the woman who suffered from the misfortune of being the wife of the highly inflated
Carl. Ironically, Olga´s artistic ambition and productivity all but died after she married Carl, next to whom she
considered herself insignificant. "Olga Milles always scrutinized her artistry with great uncertainty and self-criticism,
while Carl Milles never doubted his greatness."
Hardly a shocker, yet very tragic."
Quote from the blog of Valdemar Lethin.
|Portrait made by Olga Milles|
Inspired by the beautiful gardens and water sculptures at Millesgården we created this little oasis on our own terrace. The sculpture is a bronze replica of Triton, one of the works of the highly inflated Carl Milles that you can see in a much greater scale at Millesgården.