Sunday, September 8, 2013

What Has Influenced You As An Artist? #1

Yes, it's true.

The cover photograph to ABBA's The Visitors

By the time this album came out when I was about thirteen years old I was already a monomaniacal fan. When I saw the cover, I nearly fainted. There were all my small-town dreams of European sophistication wrapped up in one glitzy image. And all those paintings! To be in that world! It seemed impossibly dreamy. Academic symbolist art on the walls, to boot.The photo was shot at the studio of Julius Kronberg, a painter in Stockholm. His studio is located there, in Skansen Park.

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