Virtual Exhibit - Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthough

  • September 30, 2020
  • (EDT)
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation - New York, NY

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT - DANISH PAINTINGS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE TO THE MODERN BREAKTHROUGH (2013-14)

Online Exhibit

Drawn from the distinguished private collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr., "Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough: Selections from the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr.," on view at Scandinavia House in 2013/14, traced the developments in Danish art from the early 19th through the early 20th centuries—a period that saw the emergence of a distinctive national approach to painting in Denmark.

Composed of 37 paintings and drawings, the exhibition features the work of a range of artists, including Nicolai Abildgaard, the first history painter of note to be trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts; the “Danish Golden Age” artists Christen Købke, L.A. Smith, and Vilhelm Kyhn; and the modern painters Berthe Wegmann, Anna and Michael Ancher, P.S. Krøyer, and his pupils Harald Slott-Møller and the internationally-renowned Vilhelm Hammershøi. The Loeb Danish Art Collection is considered to be the finest collection of Danish painting outside of Scandinavia. It had its genesis during Ambassador Loeb’s tenure as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark in the early 1980s and has grown into an encyclopedic group. Organized by The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF), Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough is co-curated by the distinguished scholar and curator Dr. Patricia G. Berman, Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department at Wellesley College, and Dr. Thor J. Mednick, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Toledo.

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