How have international contemporary artists been inspired by the classics of European art? And why is it these works, in particular, that have become known around the world? Inspiration – Iconic Works presents art that draws inspiration from iconic masterpieces, created by today’s contemporary artists. A selection of works from Nationalmuseum’s vast collections are displayed in dialogue with the contemporary art objects. Henrik Jonsson, one of the artists represented in the exhibtion tells us more about his work “Chapter 1 – Self Chosen Exile” where he has translated Rembrandt self portraits into sculptures.