T-CENTRALEN – BLUE LINE

The History of the art at T-Centralen – Blue line metro station

The blue line is 25.5 km long and stretches between the stations Kungsträdgården and Akalla/Hjulsta. The line was opened in 1975.

Many of the Stockholm metro stations show the true colors of the underground mountains, these are called cave stations. Stations like these don’t exist anywhere else in the world. Their look is unique to the Stockholm metro.

The art from the 70s that can be found is somewhat special. At that time, artists created entire settings rather than mere artworks.

Artistic Design

The blue line’s T-Centralen station was designed by Per Olof Ultvedt (1935-2006). He was a Swedish sculptor, painter, illustrator, graphic artist and film artist.

Per Olof Ultvedt is most known for his mechanic sculptures. Among other things, he partook in the creating of the renowned art installation Hon – en katedral (En: “She – A Cathedral”) in 1966.

Image text: Per Olof Ultvedt. Photographer: Jonn Leffman

Locations: T-Centralen

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3D-floor

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Patterned vaults

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Photo location

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Silhouettes

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Take the A-train

An Art Guide with a Line Map - Stockholm’s metro

Stockholm’s metro is definitely colorful. It’s the home of what is known as the longest art exhibition in the world – 110 kilometers of art! Approximately 90 of the 100 metro stations offer unique works of art.

Stockholm Art Walk is a free guide that you can use to visit five different stations in your own time. For your assistance, you’ll receive instructions, maps and pictures. The app also contains a map of Stockholm’s metro connections.

Come along on a guided metro-adventure through Stockholm’s underground. Download the app and come aboard!

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