2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Maria, Rome, 1837

Wilhelm Marstrand, Maria, Rom, 1837, dansk guldalder, Nivaagaard Malerisamling

In a frontal view, a young woman meets the beholder’s gaze straight on, her arms folded behind her head. The Golden Age artist Wilhelm Marstrand’s Maria is clearly posing as instructed by the great painter, but the artwork is also interesting from a modern-day gender-conscious perspective.

2022 DECORATIVE PROJECT

A new bridge between Copenhagen and Paris

John Kører Dronning Louises Bro 2022 Det Danske Studenterhus i Paris Ny bro mellem København og Paris

John Kørner’s painting Dronning Louises Bro (Queen Louise’s Bridge) was recently installed at the Danish Student House in Paris. The piece touches on something that is immediately recognizable to many of the Danish students staying at the residence. At the same time, it points far beyond its central Copenhagen location and all the way to Paris.

2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Significant painting by Harald Giersing to SMK – National Gallery of Denmark

Painting by Harald Giersing

Harald Giersing’s Balletscene (Ballet Scene), a principal example of Danish modernist art, will now be on public display at SMK – National Gallery of Denmark, where it joins the museum’s existing collection of 26 works by Giersing. Thus, the painting, which was formerly in a private collection, can now finally be seen and admired by everyone.

2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

A looming sense of dread in torchlight

oil panting by Ahmad Siyar Qasimi

Ahmad Siyar Qasimi’s monumental painting "Lygtefører" (Torch Guide) draws on both concrete and emotional experience. From January 2023, the sensuous image will be on display at the Trapholt museum of modern art, craft and design in Kolding.

2022 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Colourful total installations

Joachim Koester. Planeter og stier, 2021. Krogerup Højskole

Spatial qualities played and play an active role in the creation and experience of Astrid Marie Christiansen’s and Joachim Koester’s decorative projects at Krogerup Folk High School. While Christiansen conjures up a playful sweets garden in dialogue with the school’s modernist interior architecture, Koester’s photographs, solar system and paths on the linoleum floor of the lecture hall draw a cosmic mind map.

2022 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Et chamber of curiosities has opened at Bakkehuset

Den nye hjørnestue, Bakkehuset

Den nye hjørnestue (The New Corner Salon) by Morten Søndergaard is a chamber of curiosities to be explored. A room for meetings of minds and conversations about art, science and politics, just like the historical corner salon from the time when Kamma and Knud Lyne Rahbek lived in the house. The large total installation was created with support from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Gauguin’s Copenhagen

Snelandskab fra København af Paul Gauguin, malet i 1884

Snow was an obvious topic for Paul Gauguin and his impressionist paintings from his time living in Copenhagen with his family. The Glyptotek has expanded its excellent collection of French art with a painting depicting Danish winter weather in the residential area of Frederiksberg.

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Installation in red

Iben Høj. Blood Relations, 2016

In her installation Blood Relations artist Iben Høj challenges the potential of the material in an experiment with transparency, form and movement that explores the spatial setting of this large work of textile art. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Trapholt has now acquired the piece for its collection.

2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Italian sensations at Ribe Art Museum

Constantin Hansen Det indre af kirken S. Lorenzo Fuori i Rom, 1837

Ribe Art Museum recently expanded its collection with two paintings from Italy. The artists, Constantin Hansen (1804–1880) and Viggo Pedersen (1854–1926), shared a fascination with Italy, but their paintings are very different, both in style and in thematic treatment.

2022 DECORATIVE PROJECT

Mirror pavilion for new hospital in Gødstrup

Kunstværk foran indgangen til Regionshospitalet Gødstrup

Olafur Eliasson’s installation Det lyttende spejl (The listening mirror) welcomes patients, relatives and staff to the newly opened Regional Hospital Gødstrup. The mirror pavilion offers a space for contemplation and highlights the viewer’s movements.

2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

A small masterpiece from the seaside

Maleri af Carl Bloch. En ung sømand, 1874

En ung sømand (A young sailor) from 1874 by the painter Carl Bloch is now added to The Hirschsprung Collection’s collection of Danish art. Like a snapshot, the painting captures a young, barefoot man, wearing a sou’wester, in a moment’s relaxation, as he gazes over the blue sea. The purchase was supported by the New Carlsberg Foundation.

2022 DONATION OF WORK OF ART

Unseen early works by Emilie Demant Hatt

Emilie Demant Hatt værk til Museum Salling

Ethnographer, writer and visual artist Emilie Demant Hatt (1873–1958) was a unique figure in Danish art and an acclaimed expressionist painter in her time. With support from the New Carlsberg Foundation, Skive Museum now acquires a large collection of the artist’s early drawings and paintings, which will enable a deeper understanding of Demant Hatt’s work as an artist.

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