In the Light of the North - Hamburger Kunsthalle

In the Light of the North - Hamburger Kunsthalle

June 04, 2019

The Ordrupgaard Museum is a guest of the Hamburger Kunsthalle with its masterpieces of Danish painting of the 19th and early 20th century. The exhibited works provide a representative overview of the developmental tendencies within Danish painting during a whole century and at the same time illustrate their special achievements. It draws its inspiration from the pioneers of the so-called "Golden Age" of Danish art (Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Christian Købke, Wilhelm Marstrand) and the representatives of the national romantic trend (Johan Thomas Lundbye, Peter Christian Skovgaard, Vilhelm Kyhn), who are primarily the beauties of the own country, up to the Funen painters (Peter Hansen, Johannes Larsen, Fritz Syberg), who practiced the open air painting on the Danish island of the same name. 

A special highlight of the exhibition are the extensive groups of works by Lauritz Andersen Ring and Vilhelm Hammershøi, the key figures of symbolism in Denmark. Nine of Hammershøi's fascinating interior paintings are brought together in a final room.

The exhibition In the Light of the North is also important in view of the upcoming German-Danish Cultural Friendship Year, which will be celebrated in 2020. It is planned to use the presence of the works from the Ordrupgaard Museum in order to experience Danish art, literature and music in epoch-spanning formats through a multifaceted accompanying program.

For the Ordrupgaard Museum, which is located just a few kilometers north of Copenhagen, the insurance director Wilhelm Hansen and his wife Henny built a unique collection from the 1890s, which was opened to the public in 1953 as a state museum. Due to reconstruction and extension work of the museum, there is now a unique chance to show the main works of this collection in Hamburg.

Funded by: Friends of the Kunsthalle e. V.

Exhibition Dates: Until 22nd September 2019

Exhibition Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10am–6pm | Thursday until 9pm

Venue: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengießerwall 5, 20095 Hamburg Germany 

Directionswww.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/besuch

Websitewww.hamburger-kunsthalle.de

 




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