FOGELBERG, Bengt Erland
(b. 1786, Göteborg, d. 1854, Trieste)


Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

Fogelberg's is the first attempt in Swedish art to represent Nordic mythology in sculptural form. The highest ranking Nordic god, but an enigmatic figure, Odin stands in a classic contrapposto attitude, clad in the robe of a Roman general. It was chiefly this introduction of the Nordic gods that established Fogelberg's reputation as an innovator in Swedish sculpture.