The Mist
  • TitleThe Mist
  • Technique/ MaterialMarble
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h) 175 cm
  • DatingMade 1904
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Gustaf (Gusten) Lindberg, Swedish, born 1852, dead 1932
  • CategorySculpture
  • Inventory No.NMSk 955
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1904
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1280 The Sculpture Courtyard
  • Description
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    The woman just got out of the water. The sculpture depicts mist, in folklore a natural phenomenon symbolizing a state between the real and the unreal. The actual motif, though, is the naked female body. It is a real woman expressing pleasure, and not ideal beauty, exposed to the viewer’s gaze. The Mist was very popular and several copies were made. One is at Strömparterren in Stockholm and another in the park of the Garden Society of Gothenburg.