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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There is a reason why these men are honoured and depicted on these extravagant statues. They have caused a difference in the wars in the past that without them history had been a very different story.
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, […]
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 […]
If you look carefully, treasures can be found in many corners of Denmark