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DDanish art -

Making generalizations about the visual culture of any group of people is a crude endeavor, especially with a culture as diverse as Denmark's. With this thought in mind, know that this survey, as any must be, is tremendously limited in its breadth and depth.

[Expect a more in-depth article to appear the flag of Denmark: red with a thin white crosshere soon.]

 

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see thumbnail to leftBernhard Keil (Danish , 1624-1687), Huntsman's Return, no date, oil on canvas, 44 1/4 x 56 3/4 inches (112.4 x 144.1 cm), Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightBertel Thorvaldsen, Adonis, 1808, marble, height 186 cm, Thorvaldsen Museum, Denmark. See Neoclassicism.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftBertel Thorvaldsen, The Three Graces and Cupid (Gratierne og Amor), 1817-1819, marble, height 172.7 cm, Thorvaldsens Museum, Denmark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightBertel Thorvaldsen, Ganymede and the Eagle, 1818-1829, marble, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

 

 

Bertel Thorvaldsen, Self-Portrait with Family (Thorvaldsen på Nysø), 1840, plaster relief, 60 x 101 cm, Thorvaldsen Museum, Denmark. Made the same year is a painting by Ferdinand Richardt (Danish?, 1819-1895) Thorvaldsen in his studio at Charlottenborg (Thorvaldsen i sit atelier på Charlottenborg), oil on canvas, 44.5 x 57.5 cm, Thorvaldsens Museum, Denmark.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftC.W. Eckersberg (Danish, 1783-1853), En sovende kvinde i antik dragt. Alkyones amme, 1813, oil on linen, 44.5 x 39.2 cm, Thorvaldsen Museum, Denmark. See Neoclassicism.

 

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightChristen Købke (Danish, 1810-1848), View of Dosseringen, in the Foreground a Group of Reeds (Parti ved Dosseringen, I forgrunden en sivgruppe), c. 1837, oil on paper, 24.2 x 27.8 cm, Ordrupgaard, Denmark. One of Eckersberg's pupils, Købke is noted as one of the finest of Denmark's plein air painters.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftChristen Købke, Valdemar Hjartvar Købke (1813-1893), the Artist's Brother, c. 1838, oil on canvas, 21 1/8 x 18 1/4 inches (53.7 x 46.4 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

Wilhelm Marstrand (Danish, 1810-1873), Roman Folk Celebrate in the Streets at Easter (Romerske borgere forsamlede til lystighed i et osteri), 1838, oil on paper mounted on canvas, 29 x 39.9 cm, Fyns Kunstmuseum, Denmark.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightP. C. Skovgaard (Danish, 1817-1875), Summer Afternoon (Den store Eng ved Vejle. Sommereftermiddag), 1867, oil on canvas, 68 x 110 cm, Vejle Kunstmuseum, Denmark. See landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftM. Kirsch (Danish , 1820-1870), An Artist's Studio, 1843, oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 29 inches (59.7 x 73.7 cm), Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA. See studio.

 

 

Kristian Zahrtmann (Danish, 1843-1917)

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightViggo Johansen (Danish, 1851-1935), Glade jul, 1891, oil on canvas, 127.2 x 158.5 cm, Den Hirschsprungske Samling, Denmark.

 

 

Vilhelm Hammershøi, Interior with the Back of a Woman, c.1902, oil on canvas, Randers Kunstmuseum, Denmark.

 

 

Harald Slott-Møller (Danish, 1864-1937)

 

 

Kay Nielsen (Danish, 1886-), Pierrot and Pirouette, 1908, graphite, pen and ink, image 21.5 x 17.7 cm; sheet 25.6 x 21.2 cm, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPer Kirkeby (Danish, 1938-), Night Thoughts, 1993, color soap ground aquatint with hard ground etching, drypoint and aquatint, image 53.2 x 83.5 cm; sheet 78.2 x 106.4 cm, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPer Kirkeby, Olive Thoughts, 1993, color soap ground aquatint with hard ground etching, drypoint and aquatint, image 53.2 x 83.5 cm; sheet 78.2 x 106.4 cm, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA.

 

 

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