Buckminster & Amber – Catwalk – An Esthetic Tour

A Review of Swedish Art


I’ve been living in Sweden for some time now and have been thinking about the art I see around the house. I should start by telling you there are no kat pictures, which is odd, but then I didn’t decorate the place.

My subject today is Philip von Schantz, a famous Swedish artist (1928 – 1998) famous for painting fruit and potatoes in the seventies. He moved on to pots in the eighties. That’s one of his paintings at the top of this page.

This is what they look like in real life. Too small to sleep in.


Hard for me to understand, but there it is. After the pot phase he moved into vases – I guess that’s what you’d call them. If you stare at them long enough they seem to move. For this reason they were very popular with Swedes who did not own a television.



About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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3 Responses to Buckminster & Amber – Catwalk – An Esthetic Tour

  1. The pictures are ravishing Bruce – and the pot isn’t bad, even if it is a bit small for Amber…
    Lovely post – what a wonderful artist – and beautifully mounted and framed too.
    It’d be good if Amber could continue her conducted tour of Swedish art…

  2. The art is lovely. And the photos of the art are lovely as well.

    • bldodson says:

      Drives me crazy, trying to take photos of framed art-always the reflections from the glass. I did my best to fix with Photoshop, but need to try again with a polaroid lens I can’t seem to find.

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