30 Jan '16, 11am
If you like herring and hipsters, you’ll love Malmö https://t.co/OkvHjpKiYl
A couple of minutes' walk from the church is the lovely Moderna Museet , housed in another masterful example of the brickie's art, a small Art Nouveau edifice that was once Malmö's power station. On the day I visited there was a great exhibition of works by 20th-century artist Nils Dardel. He painted, on the one hand, cartoonish tableaux with names like The Dying Dandy; and, on the other, beautiful and by all accounts rather flattering portraits of Swedish high society. He also travelled the world, soaking up locations and styles wherever he went. He was a painter who dipped his brush in the pot of Cubism while in Paris, and produced naïve landscapes populated with wild beasts after encountering Henri Rousseau. It is a strangely disjointed exhibition, as if the kooky idea behind it was to showcase a bunch of different artists who all happen to share the same name.