The Museum of Sketches presents models and preliminary versions of works of art (this is the meaning of "sketches" which actually is not quite captured in the English word). It is much more interesting than one might expect! The first room, which is like a big artist's studio, is a bit overwhelming, with so many things to look at. But picking out a few interesting pieces was very rewarding! There was a set of designs for the marriage chamber in Stockholm Town Hall, with many different designs and the story of the controversy and difficulty the authorities had in coming to a consensus on what designs to choose. From there I was hooked! Rooms after that were not as crowded, which made it easier to view the works of art. There are "sketches" from numerous famous artists, but what was really interesting was being able to see how ideas developed, often from something very simple, to the final, or near final, work of art.
Well worth the short walk through the old part of Lund to the museum, which is part of the University.
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