Lindorm Liljefors - Goldfinches, Taormina

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Lindorm Liljefors (1909-1985) Sweden

Goldfinches, Taormina

oil on board
signed and dated Taormina 83 Lindorm L 
unframed 19 x 27 cm
framed 28.5 x 36 cm

Provenance:
A Swedish private collection 

Essay:
This exquisite painting by Lindorm Liljefors, the talented Swedish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor, is a testament to his profound connection with nature and his artistic lineage. Born on September 18, 1909, in Ytterjärna, Södermanland, and passing away on February 20, 1985, in Skyttorp, Uppsala County, Lindorm was the son of the renowned artist Bruno Liljefors. Educated at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm from 1928 to 1934, under the tutelage of Alfred Bergström and Wilhelm Smith, he honed his skills before embarking on study trips to France and Italy in 1934.

Our painting "Goldfinches, Taormina" showcases a serene natural landscape, inspired by the picturesque scenery of Taormina, it captures the essence of Taormina's natural beauty, combining it with Liljefors' unique artistic perspective. The landscape is richly detailed with lush green grass, delicate flowers, and rugged stones. The focal point is two European goldfinches (Steglits): one gracefully perched on the ground and the other captured in mid-flight, adding a dynamic element to the tranquil scene. This portrayal not only highlights Liljefors' skill in rendering natural beauty but also reflects his personal love for the outdoors, a theme consistent throughout his career.

Lindorm Liljefors followed in his father's footsteps, both in his choice of motifs and his perspective on nature. His oeuvre includes a variety of nature scenes, such as hunters with dogs, crows on ice, badger families, ducks near openings in the ice, and forest interiors. As a sculptor, he focused on depicting humans and animals in motion. His passion for hunting and dogs, coupled with his contributions to the magazine "Svensk Jakt," further underscored his deep engagement with the natural world.

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Lindorm Liljefors - Goldfinches, Taormina
Lindorm Liljefors - Goldfinches, Taormina
Lindorm Liljefors - Goldfinches, Taormina
Lindorm Liljefors - Goldfinches, Taormina
Lindorm Liljefors - Goldfinches, Taormina
Lindorm Liljefors - Goldfinches, Taormina
Lindorm Liljefors - Goldfinches, Taormina
Lindorm Liljefors - Goldfinches, Taormina
Lindorm Liljefors - Goldfinches, Taormina
Lindorm Liljefors - Goldfinches, Taormina
Lindorm Liljefors - Goldfinches, Taormina
Lindorm Liljefors - Goldfinches, Taormina