Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Treasures from the National Gallery of Denmark

Photo by Patrick Jones. Virginie by Albert Edelfelt, 1883.

On Saturday I had the opportunity to walk through the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK, Statens Museum for Kunst). I was not sure what to expect, but I was really impressed. This is one of the better national art museums I have seen in a while. The photo above is from the Japanomania exhibition, by Albert Edelfelt. The painting of Virginie really draws you in. I don't capture it well enough on my phone. Really a captivating painting. Along with the painting below by Erik Henningsen of a marching band in Denmark. Below that, the painting of the runners during a full moon. We had a full moon on Saturday after I left the museum.

Photo by Patrick Jones. Changing of the Guard by Erik Henningsen, 1888.
Photo by Patrick Jones. C. W. Eckersberg.
Photo by Patrick Jones. C.W. Eckersberg, 
Photo by Patrick Jones. C.W. Eckersberg. 1824.
Two paintings by Vilhelm Hammershei were also quite stunning.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Vilhelm Hammershei. 1901.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Vilhelm Hammershei. 1905.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann, 1876-1878.
The painting above was one of my favorites from the Danish-Nordic permanent collection. This one by Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann (1819-1881) has incredible detail, made during her travels through the Eastern Mediterranean and Ottoman Empire.

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