Thorvaldsen’s Museum in Copenhagen

The Thorvaldsen’s The oldest museum (1848) in Denmark. Like Hans Christian Andersen, The sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) came from poor living conditions. Eleven years old Bertel Thorvaldsen was accepted at the Art School. He spent most of his working years in Rome and became a famous sculptor. The thirty years younger H.C. Andersen visited him more than once, and they became […]

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A Van Gogh Exhibition

The Ark, a Danish Museum for Modern Art had an exhibition on some of Van Gogh’s most beautiful art from his final two years. He never experienced financial or social success in his lifetime but seemed to live when he was able to express the beauty of nature in his paintings. To be able to get hold of paint and […]

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Museum of Fine Art in Boston

American Artists My eyes were opened to the beauty of American artists in different art museums on our tour this past summer. Today, I would like to take you with me to Boston. The Museum of Fine Arts is not at the centre of Boston, so it’s easy to catch a train to get there in a short time. A […]

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Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

  The original statue by Edvard Degas ( 1834-1917) is at the The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It’s known and loved by many because after the death of the artist it was cast in bronze and placed in many different museums. The link to the museum explains in more detail. When Degas displayed it at an exhibition […]

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Sculptures by Constantin Meunier

I had never heard the name of this Belgian sculptor Constantin Meunier (1831-1905) when I came across him at the Musem der Bildenden Kunst in Leipzig, Germany. The realistic and modern look got me interested. It seems that Constantin Meunier’s style of art could be the Art Nouveau as he lived and worked in that period. In the Leipzig museum, […]

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On our way to Boston

Since my childhood, I have been fascinated by ballet. On our flight our Royal Danish Ballet Company was on a tour to The United States. Two ballerinas were sitting close to us and I observed how one of them prepared a new pair of ballet shoes in a very skilled way. First she bent them a few times and then […]

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Hasselblad

  In a quiet corner of the Gothenburg Art Museum, a statue of Victor Hasselblad, (1906-1978) a famous Swedish photographer and inventor of excellent cameras. He once travelled to the United States of America and was asked by a custom assistant at the airport if he had anything to do with the Hasselblad camera? “I am the Camera”!   In […]

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